Recorder Lift Off

The sky is the limit with Recorder Lift Off!  Beginner recorder players are invited to join TSO musicians on an inspiring journey of musical discovery from the first note they learn!

Recorder Lift Off provides sequential sets of play-along videos created around 25 works for beginner recorder and a variety of chamber ensembles, commissioned by the TSO from composers studying at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Conservatorium of Music.

Compositions were created in consultation with UTAS Associate Professor Dr Maria Grenfell and Tasmanian music educator Cynthia Howard, who suggested the TSO create video accompaniments for beginner recorder.


About the Resources

Sets are listed in sequential order and each set includes the following:

  • Video of the Recorder part only with music notation and fingering chart displayed throughout
  • Video of Recorder with Chamber Ensemble
  • Video of Chamber Ensemble only
  • PDF of recorder sheet music

All videos include a 2-bar count-in. Please note that Ensemble Only videos have a silent count-in, for performance purposes.

A complete set of recorder PDFs is available here.

Ensemble parts and/or piano accompaniment for these works can be purchased from TSO Publishing here.

Meet the Recorder Lift Off composers

Composer Ben Cannings

Composer Finn Clarke

Composer Liam McGuinness

Composer Nathan Stinton

Composer Claire Farrell

Composer Dominic Flynn

Composer Helen Wonders