Designed to bring out the best in your practise time, Duets for One is a series of play along recordings and scores of the baroque recorder duet repertoire recorded by Owen Morse-Brown.
'Making the recorder an emotionally persuasive instrument is a
challenge which not many players can meet, but Owen Morse-Brown is one
of those few. His playing has all the expected virtuosity to take
one's breath away, with the added quality of compelling expression and
a beauty which demands attention'. - Andrew Wilson Dickson, Composer, Harpsichordist and Director of the Welsh Baroque Orchestra.
Improve your technique
In the introduction to his 6 Duetti of 1759, J.J. Quantz describes in detail the usefulness of practising and playing duets over that of concerti and solos.
He tells us we will
- Become more sure of our ability to play in time.
- Develop a taste for the effects of harmony and phrasing.
- Improve our ability to hold our own part even when the second plays a contrary movement.
- Find pleasant entertainment without the need for an accompanist.
As a teacher I have found the playing of duets in lessons perhaps the most useful tool for teaching and implementing the techniques and stylistics associated with baroque repertoire. These recordings allow you to practise in private, improve your technique and be better prepared for your ensemble playing.
They're great fun too!
Why not join others the world over playing duets with Owen in their own homes. Click the links opposite to see details on each recording.
'a delightfully unforced tone' - Early Music Review
'precision and lyricism with enormous delicacy' - The Bath Chronicle
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