The Bremen Recorder Touring Company was founded in April 2000. The Company's intention is undertake annual concert tours abroad and to make at least three high-profile public performances each year within Germany. The founders were Gesa Scharf, Sybille Wolf and Geoff Grainger. They were joined by Jutta Köster and Imke Wellmann as guest players for their low-profile debut at a private Ceilidh in Ceilidh in KITO on Sunday, 18th June 2000.
Whilst not entirely forgetting "traditional" classic recorder works, the Company aims to have a wide ranging repertoire of easy-to-understand, entertaining music covering rags, blues, jazz, musicals etc. Own arrangements are encouraged.
The Bremen Recorder Touring Company is looking both for players and venues (especially in the tour countries). Please do not hesitate to contact us!
Our first tours were to New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia in April 2001 and England (Berkshire/Yorkshire), in October 2001. Planning has started for a tour to the USA (June/July 2002) whilst a further tour to Brasil (2003) is being mulled over. For tour details, please see
coming events. 12.04.03: Workshop in Bremen-Vegesack
21.06.03: Ceilidh 2003

After the final appearance of the Company at the 2003 Ceilidh, these webpages were interred in the Recorder Music Webring Graveyard on 1st January, 2004.
Important: These webpages are no longer active and are hosted for archival purposes only by Ditty Box Enterprises as a public service. In September 2017 they were re-edited reflecting the needs of CSS3 and HTML5. They will not be updated. Former links are underlined. Please respect the wishes of the former webmaster Geoff Grainger in not wanting to correspond on the contents of these pages.
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cd15.gif  Farewell Recital, BRTC   dbe15.gif
cd15.gif  Recorder Ceilidh 2000, BRTC   dbe15.gif
cd15.gif  Recorder Recital at St. Mathews   dbe15.gif
Members and Guest Players
Jutta Köster Imke Wellmann Sybille Wolf Gesa Scharf Geoff Grainger
Elisabeth Book Bettina Kiefner Claudia Heinisch Mechthild Schrader-Rau Steffan Schrader
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Ceilidh 2000 in KITO, Vegesack on 18th June, 2000
The Company's final rehearsal Heinz Seidelmann Walter Wiehert


All the above photos were taken by and are © of Fred Dembny on the occaision of the Company's debut in "Ceilidh 2000" in KITO, Vegesack on 18th June, 2000.
Farewell Recital Gallery 20th February, 2001
Happy Guests Geoff, Gesa and Egbert Monika Jenne

All the above photos were taken by and are © of Manfred Eichholz on the occasion of the Company's "Farewell Recital" at the Havenhaus, Bremen-Vegesack on 20th February, 2001.
Fireworks Night Gallery 4th September, 2001
Happy Guests Starting off with Handel's Feuerwerkmusik
It is not always such hard work Enjoying the fireworks
All the above photos were taken by and are © of Manfred Eichholz on the occaision of the Company's celebration of "Fireworks Night" in Bremen-Vegesack on 4th September, 2001.
Useful Links

The following links also give a lot of interesting information.

  • Recorder Home Page. This must be the ultimate recorder site by Nicholas S. Lander.
  • Makoyan's Classical & Recorder MIDI Page A very interesting site by Makoto Tahira.
  • Geoff Grainger's Recorder Music A comprehensive and personal site.
  • Radio Vegebüdel The music scene in Vegesack and surrounding district.
MP3 Files


The following lo-fi (32 kbits/sec) excerpts can be heard directly from this site:

Canon a Due Bassi for 2 bass recorders Domenico Gabrieli
Concerto D-Moll Nr. 6 for 5 tenor recorders Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Take Five treble/treble/tenor/bass Paul Desmond
Chicken Chowder Rag (1905) sopranino/descant/treble/tenor/bass Irene M. Giblin
  Chattanooga Choo Choo descant/treble/tenor/bass Harry Warren
Whistling Rufus descant/treble/tenor/bass Kerry Mills
Tea For Two descant/treble/tenor/bass Vincent Millie Youmans
Sonaten I, II u. III treble/bass/piano J. B. Loeillet [de Gant]
Sonata treble/bass/piano Daniel Purcell
Hoe-Down descant/treble/piano Brian Bonsor
The Easy Winners descant/D-recorder/piano Scott Joplin
A Maori Medley tenor/bass/piano Maori Trad., arr. Geoff Grainger
Hi-fi (128 kbits/sec) MP3 recordings can be heard at

The repertoire is sorted by composer. More details regarding composers, sheet music or recorder CDs can be found by clicking the links to Geoff Grainger's Recorder Music.
Milton Ager  Happy Days Are Here Again (D/A/T/B)
Isaac Albéniz  Albeniz-Tango (D/A/T/B)
Lorenzo Allegri  Suite (D/D/A/A/T/T/B/B/CB/GB)
Anon  Amazing Grace (D/D/A/A/T/T/B/B)
May Aufderheide  Dusty Rag (1908) (S/A/T/B) midi15.gif
  Richmond Rag (1909), The (S/A/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gif
  Totally Different Rag (1910), A (D/D/T/B) midi15.gif
Johann Sebastian Bach  Siciliano From Second Flute Sonata (D/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Irving Berlin  Alexander's Ragtime Band (D/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Antonio Bertali  Sonatella For Five Recorders and Continuo (S/D/A/T/B) cd15.gifcd15.gif
Eubie Blake  I'm Just Wild About Harry (1921) (A/A/T/B)
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier  Concerto D-Moll Nr. 6 (T/T/T/T/T) cd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gif
  Sonata in F (B/B/B)
Otto Bonnell  Turkey in the Straw (1896) (A/T+S/T/B/B/GB(B)) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
Brian Bonsor  Beguine (D/A/T)
  Hoe-Down (D/A/Piano) cd15.gifcd15.gifsmp_unav15.gif
Euday Louis Bowman  12th Street Rag (1915) (D/A/A/T/T+B/B+T/B/GB(B)) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
John Walter Bratton  Teddy Bears' Picnic, The (S/D/A/T/B) cd15.gifcd15.gif
William Byrd  Leaves Be Green, The (D/A/A/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifsmp_unav15.gif
Jeremiah Clarke  Trumpet Voluntary (D/A/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gif
Zez Confrey  Kitten on the Keys (1921) (A/T/T+S/B+D/B/GB(B)) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
John Cooper  While Dancing Rests (D/A/T/B)
  Zwei Fantasien Zu Drei Stimmen (D/A/T) cd15.gifcd15.gif
Paul Desmond  Take Five (D/A/T/B)
Lance Eccles  Stampede (D/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Edward Elgar  Chanson De Matin (D/A/A/T/B) midi15.gif
Gabriel Fauré  Pie Jesu From the Requiem (A/T/T/B/B/CB/CB)
Max C. Freedman  Rock Around the Clock (D/A/T/B)
Matthias Friederich  Highstreet-Dixie (D/A/T) smp_unav15.gif
Domenico Gabrieli  Canon a Due Bassi (B/B) cd15.gif
Joe Garland  In the Mood (D/A/T/B)
Irene M. Giblin  Chicken Chowder Rag (1905) (S/D/A/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gif
  Sleepy Lou (1906) (S/D/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gif
Giovani B. dalla Gostena  Two Fantasias (A/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Percy A. Grainger  Shepherd's Hey (D/A/T/Piano)
Edvard Hagerup Grieg  Grieg Suite, A (D/Piano)
George F. Handel  Feuerwerksmusik (A/T/B)
Joseph Haydn  Kindersinfonie (D/A/T/B) cd15.gifcd15.gif
  Partita For Recoder Trio (D/A/T)
James Hook  Trio For Three Flutes (D/A/T) smp_logo_88_white.gif
Léon Jessel  Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1921), The (T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)) cd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
Scott Joplin  Augustan Club Waltzes (1901), The (A+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B)) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
  Easy Winners, The (D/A/Piano) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifsmp_unav15.gif
  Entertainer, The (D/A/T/B) midi15.gif
  Fig Leaf Rag (D/A/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gif
  Fig Leaf Rag (D/A/T/B) midi15.gif
  Heliotrope Bouquet (D/A+S/T/B) midi15.gif
  New Rag (D/A/T/B) midi15.gif
  Ragtime Dance (D/A/T/B) midi15.gifcd15.gif
Rebecca King  Badinage (A/T)
Collie Knox and Vivian Ellis  Yale Blues, The (D/A/A/T/B)
Paul Leenhouts  Tango Für Elise (D/A/T/B) cd15.gifsmp_unav15.gif
J. B. Loeillet [de Gant]  Sonaten I,, II u. III (A/B/Piano) cd15.gifsmp_logo_88_white.gif
Edward MacDowell  To a Wild Rose (D/A/A/T/B) cd15.gifsmp_unav15.gif
Glenn Miller  Moonlight Serenade (D/A/T/B)
Kerry Mills  Rastus on Parade - Song (1896) (A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT)) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
  Whistling Rufus (D/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Wolfgang A. Mozart  Allegro From Kv 240 (D/A/A/T) cd15.gif
  Canon on the Death of a Nightingale (B/B/B)
  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (D/A/T/B)
Ernesto Nazareth  Bregeiro (1914) (A/T/T/B/B/GB(B)) cd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
Julia Lee Niebergall  Hoosier Rag (1907) (D/A/T/B) midi15.gif
Johann Pachelbel  Canon (A/A/A/B) midi15.gifcd15.gif
Daniel Purcell  Sonata (A/B/Piano) cd15.gif
J. Bradford Robinson  Show Tunes (D/A/T/B) smp_unav15.gif
Antonio Salieri  Piccola Serenata (A/T/B)
Giuseppe Sammartini  Divertimento Für Fünf Blockflöten (D/D/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Alessandro Scarlatti  Quartettino,, Sonata in F (A/A/A/B) cd15.gifcd15.gifsmp_logo_88_white.gif
Johann Christian Schickhardt  Concerto I (A/A/A/A/B) cd15.gifsmp_logo_88_white.gif
Adaline Shepherd  Pickles and Peppers (1906) (S+D/A/T/B)
  Wireless Rag (1909) (D/A/T/B)
Carl Albert Hermann Teike  Old Comrades (A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)) midi15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifdbe15.gif
Alec Templeton  Bach Goes to Town (D/A/T(B))
Traditional  Maori Medley, A (T/B) cd15.gifdbe15.gif
Peter Warlock  Capriol Suite (D/A/A/T/T/B) cd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifcd15.gifsmp_unav15.gif
Harry Warren  Chattanooga Choo Choo (D/A/T/B) cd15.gifcd15.gif
Andrew Lloyd Webber  Memory (D/A/A/T/B)
Percy Wenrich  Red Rose Rag (D/A/T/B)
Vincent Millie Youmans  Tea For Two (D/A/T/B) cd15.gif
Past Performances

21.06.03 Bremen-Vegesack Ceilidh 2003
12.04.03 Workshop in Bremen-Vegesack
20.04.02 Emsdetten/Münster, Germany Reunion with Blue Monday
23.11.01 Mützen near Clenze, North Germany Workshop with Stephan Schrader
11.10.01 York, Yorkshire A Day in York with David Grosvenor
10.10.01 Rastrick, Yorkshire Recital at St Matthew's Church
08.10.01 Cullingworth nr. Keighley, Yorkshire Parkside School Recorder Workshop
07.10.01 Brighouse, Yorkshire Calderdale Music Service Concert
02.10.01 Bracknell, Berkshire Workshop with Simon Feather
01.10.01 Bracknell, Berkshire Workshop with Paul Clark
29.09.01 England, Berkshire/Yorkshire Concert Tour, 29th Sept.-13th Oct. 2001
04.09.01 Bremen-Vegesack Vegesack Fair, Fireworks Night
06.07.01 Bremen-Vegesack "House-Concert" with Lynne Fitzpatrick (USA) and Stephan Schrader (Germany)
16.04.01 Carlton Hotel, Auckland Afternoon Recital in Foyer
12.04.01 Khandallah, Wellington Workshop with Katrin Eickhorst-Squire
11.04.01 Porirua Lunchtime Recital at the "Porirua Arts' Centre"
06.04.01 Rotorua Performance at the "Civic Centre"
03.04.01 Royal Oak, Auckland Performance at the "Roundabout Inn"
02.04.01 Onehunga, Auckland Recital for Nora Peggy Grainger
31.03.01 New Zealand Concert Tour, 31st March - 16th April 2001
03.03.01 Emsdetten/Münster, Germany Reunion with Blue Monday
22.02.01 Stahn-Studio, Worpswede Recital Recording
20.02.01 Havenhaus, Bremen-Vegesack Farewell Recital
24.11.00 Mützen near Clenze, North Germany Workshop with Stephan Schrader
18.06.00 KITO, Vegesack Reunion with Blue Monday

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