Something Old Something New

for Recorder and Strings

John Tyson, recorder

Recorded at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Wellesley, Massachusetts in November 1987 and April 1988.

Produced by Ken Fitch, Roy Sansom, and Jonathan Lovenstein.

Design: The Philidor Company, Boston
Total playing time: 51:26


  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in c minor
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Concerto in G major
  • Arnold Cooke: Concerto for Recorder and String Orchestra (1957)
  • Alan Hovhaness: Sextet for Recorder, String Quartet, and Harpsichord (1958)
  • Jonathan Lovenstein: Fantasie (1987)

Collaborating Artists

Frances Conover Fitch, harpsichord;
Jane Starkman, Katharyn Shaw, violins;
Jann Cosart, viola;
Alice Robbins, violoncello;
Tom Coleman, double bass.

About the Soloist

John Tyson studied recorder with Frans Brueggen and is a winner of the Erwin Bodky International Early Music Competition, the Noah Greenberg Award, and the Aevia Productions International Young Artists Competition. He has appeared as soloist throughout the United States and in Europe and South America and has performed with Banchetto Musicale, the Boston Camerata, the Deller Consort, L'Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and the Handel & Haydn Society (Christopher Hogwood, director). Mr. Tyson is a member of the Boston Renaissance Ensemble, music director of the Court Dance Company of New York, and is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, Northeastern University, and Amherst Early Music.

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