David Knotts - Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Composer, Pianist, Conductor

Society of Recorder Players Commission

I was delighted to be commissioned by the ever busy Society of Recorder players. I’ve always loved the recorder. One of my primary school teachers believed that most of the world’s problems could be solved by three things: multiplication tables, Scottish country dancing [an unusual choice for a school on the south coast] and learning to play the recorder. I seem to remember everyone learnt and masking music together in groups was the norm. Without this experience, I doubt I’d have become a composer so I remember Mrs Sopp and the recorder fondly.

A Little Book of Proverbs is in 8 movements, each based on a  proverb or unusual turn of phrase, The collection grows from a solo movement [a lone tenor recorder player who is trying to lead a stubborn horse to water] to a grand octet, a fairground rumpus involving a chase and a wild goose.

SRP members can receive a FREE DOWNLOAD untill January 1st 2019. Simply send an email to david@davidknotts.com with SRP  FREE DOWNLOAD in the subject line and it will be in your email inbox faster than a frightened ferret. After all, a bird in the hand…