The Bird Fancier’s Delight (1717)

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The Bird Fancyer’s Delight, or Choice Observations And Directions Concerning the Teaching of all sorts of Singing Birds after the Flagelet and Flute [recorder] when rightly made as to Size and tone, with Lessons properly Compos’d within the Compass and faculty of each Bird, viz. for the Canary-Bird, Linnet, Bull-Finch, Wood-Lark, Black-Bird, Throustill [thrush], Nightingale and Starling. The whole fairly Engraven and Carefully Corrected


This is a very sweet collection of miniatures – recommended for those who seek relatively simplse pieces for sopranino recorder.

Some Recordings pf the pieces:



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