HRS Recordings


HRS currently has three recordings for sale: 'Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia', 'A Very English Sound' and 'Parodies and Paraphrases'. A selection of music from these CDs can be listened to on the recorder orchestra pages.

Normal CD Purchase Price:

£10 each including package and posting.

Current CD Web Offer Price:

• 1 CD including package and posting £10
• 2 CDs including package and posting £16
• 3 CDs including package and posting £20

Having selected the number of CDs you wish to purchase, send:
• A pound sterling cheque or bankers draft made out to ‘Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia’ (and not HRS) for the appropriate amount
• Your CD order
• Your mailing address

To: HRS CDs, 2 Hearne Gardens, Shirrell Heath, Southampton SO32 2NR, UK.

With support from the Arts Council and local sponsors, HRS made its first CD Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia in 1997. Unfortunately we no longer have any of these CDs in stock. SOLD OUT. Reviews.

HRS CD Cover

Gopak Modest Mussorgsky
Midsummer Meadow Suite Lyndon Hilling
Sussex by the Sea W. Ward-Higgs
Variations on Scarborough Fair Paul Clark
Staffordshire Festival Colin Touchin
A Suite of Early Keyboard Music arr Denis Bloodworth
Nocturnal on the Name BACH Michael Sammons
Solo violin Anna Barnett
The Lord Zouche’s Maske Giles Farnaby
Lay a Garland on her Hearse Robert Pearsall
Great God of Love Robert Pearsall
Midsummer Morris Alyson Lewin
The Liberty Bell Philip Sousa
White Christmas Irving Berlin

A Very English Sound

HRS’s second CD A Very English Sound was made in 2001, with help from Awards for All and local sponsors. Part of this CD was played on Radio 3. Reviews.

Very English Sound CD

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba George Handel
Variations on the Psalm Tune ‘Southwell’ Darryl Runswick
English Folk Song Suite Ralph Vaughan Williams
Moths and Butterflies Edward Elgar
Sadko Anne Sparkes
5 Pieces from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Giles Farnaby
Fanfare for a Festival Op.64 Colin Hand
Fantasia à 6 No2 William Byrd
Three Pieces Warrick Kear
The Seventeenth’s Farewell to Alva Brian Bonsor
Buskin Andrew Challinger
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Manning Sherwin
Colonel Bogey Kenneth J Alford

Parodies and Paraphrases

HRS’s most recent CD Parodies and Paraphrases was sponsored by the ELGAR SOCIETY and made in 2006. Unlike the first two CDs, it features music that was specifically written or arranged for HRS. Reviews.

Parodies and Paraphrases CD

Concerto in F Major Giusseppe Sammartini
Solo descant recorder Helen Hooker
The Queen’s Farewell James Paisible
The Queen’s Farewell Stomp 2000 David Gordon
Parodies and Paraphrases on l’Homme Armé Ian Schofield
Nimrod Edward Elgar
Improvisation on a Souling Song Colin Hand
Une Idylle Op.4 No.1 Edward Elgar
Red Hills and Chinese Blue Op.66 Dennis Bamforth
Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller
The Gradam Variations Paul Clark
Contrasts: The Gavotte AD 1700 and 1900 Edward Elgar


Some examples of HRS playing in concert. Click to hear the music. [recordings created by Steve Raines]

* Elody Concerto, by Steve Marshall; soloist Helen Hooker (November 2018) (click here)
* Seaport Jump, by Hans Joachim Teschner (click here)
* Double Pleasure Tango, by Sylvia Corinna Rosin (click here)
* Caprice, by Marg Hall (click here)
* HRS young player Charlotte Raines plays Concerto in F Major by Giuseppe Sammartini (March 2011) (click here)