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Paul Ashford

 

LIT002  Music for Marionettes. Dramatic sketches. Trio: A A T. Published in three parts.

LIT003  24 Figurations. Variations on a theme. Trio: AAT or trio A A/T TrVdG.

LIT004  Fisher’s Hornpipe. Fiddle tune with variations. Quartet: S A A/T T.

LIT005  Lamplighter’s Hornpipe. Fiddle tune with variations. Quartet: S A A/T T.

LIT006  Leather Britches. Fiddle tune with variations. Quartet: S A A/T T.

LIT007  Turkey in the Straw. Fiddle tune with variations. Quartet: S A A/T T.

LIT012  Twelve Carols for Christmas. Trio: Score S A T, optional voice and guitar.

LIT 026  Hottentot Tune. Quartet: S A1 A2/T T/B or quintet: S A1 A2/T T/B Cello/Bass VdG.

Paul Ashford (1906–1952) grew up on the coast of Washington and studied music at the University of Washington in Seattle. A gifted performer on the piano, theater organ, and clarinet, he began to play the recorder in the late 1930s.

Ashford was the main force behind the founding of the Seattle Recorder Guild in 1948. Two years later, he moved to San Francisco and organized the Baroque Players, a performing group of the San Francisco Recorder Guild. The works—from folk music and jazz to more classical forms—that he wrote and arranged for these groups to play at their weekly meetings reflect his versatility, humor, and keen musical sensibility. Lost in Time Press is delighted to offer some of Paul Ashford’s music to the recorder players of today.

An article on Paul Ashford and his musical life appeared in American Recorder, the journal of the American Recorder Society, November 2007.