All the Pretty Little Horses - recorder or flute trio
Recorder, flute, or oboe trio – advanced
Composer: Traditional American
Arranger: C. Burdzinski
This arrangement for three like instruments (soprano recorders, flutes, oboes, etc.) explores the traditional haunting lullaby with tinges of sadness, lightness, and beauty. In Variation 1, the standard melody is enhanced with embellishments and accompanied by arpeggios in the third voice. Variation 2 is a steady swing in 6/8 time. Variation 3 is a rhythmic section that feels somewhat like a Scottish reel. Variation 4 is light and sprightly, with all voices playing eighth notes in unison. Variation 5 ends the piece as a soft, pretty finale. This arrangement is best suited for advanced musicians. A live multitrack MP3 recording, performed by the arranger on soprano recorders, is included on the previous page.
Special honor: This arrangement was featured on Kindermusik of the Valley, a unique music and movement program for children and their families.
Run time: 5:05
Sheet music includes conductor's score plus individual sheets for three soprano recorders (or flutes, oboes, etc.)