The Division Flute

Emma Murphy’s love of the recorder has inspired her to record the fascinating First Part of the Division Flute, described in 1705 by its publisher as 'delightful to all lovers of that instrument’, which contains some of the best known recorder music, as well as some of the most neglected. The collection has never been recorded complete before and the result is a fantastic album featuring musicians at the forefront of early music today.

SIGCD125  57 minutes 52 seconds
'Some of the variations are very virtuosic, and this gives some indication of the technical skills of the recorder players in England around 1700' (MusicWeb International)
'Murphy's tonally secure and engaging recorder playing is the most attractive feature of the entire disc, which offers a useful look into the musical world of the gentlemen amateurs of England in the ...