Recorder Music

A child needs to have opportunities for artistic expression. The form that this expression takes can vary widely; drawing, painting, music, poetry, woodworking, and more provide this opportunity.

In Oak Meadow’s early grades, one such opportunity that our curriculum provides is learning to play the recorder. This simple woodwind instrument is ideal for the early grades since all it requires is your child’s ability to breathe!

To assist you in your exploration of the recorder, we have provided music recordings for each of the songs included in our Recorder Songbooks. Listen along as you play together, and delight in creating musical compositions of your very own!

Jump to Intermediate Recorder Songs,
Jump to Advanced Recorder Songs
Jump to Recorder Duet Songs


Beginning Recorder Music Files

1. Exercise for B

2. Exercise for B

3. Exercise for A

4. Exercise for A

5. Exercise for B and A

6. Exercise for B and A

“The Fork and the Spoon”

7. Exercise for G

8. Exercise for B, A, and G

“Mary Had a Little Lamb”

“Hot Cross Buns”

“The Light of the Moon”

“Rock-a-Bye Baby”



9. Exercise for C

10. Exercise for C

“Rain, Rain, Go Away”

“Bells of Michaelmas”

11. Exercise for D

12. Exercise for C and D

“A Happy Song”

“The Warbler”

“A Cradle Song”

“Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow”

“Night Is Falling”

“Wee Son Jon”

“The Flight of the Bluebird”

“Shepherd’s Hay”


“Sweet Child”



Intermediate Recorder Music Files

1. Exercise for F

2. “Raindrops”

3. “Merrily We Roll Along”

4. “Skipping Along”

5. Scale Exercises

6. Exercise for E

7. “Lazy Mary”

8. “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”

9. “This Is My Cat”

10. “My Birthday Party”

11. “Swimming”

12. “Lindy Loo”

13. Exercise for D

14. “Hush Little Baby”

15. “Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush”

16. “Old King Cole”

17. “Old MacDonald”

18. “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

19. Exercise for C

20. Scale Exercise for C

21. “Pop! Goes the Weasel”

22. “A Tisket, A Tasket”

23. “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

24. “The Heather on the Hillside

25. Exercise for B-Flat

26. “Frere Jacques” (a round)

27. “Go In and Out the Window”

28. “Skip to My Lou”

29. “Hickory Dickory Dock”

30. “Oh My Darling, Clementine”

31. “Baa Baa Black Sheep”

32. “Simple Gifts”

33. “London Bridge Is Falling Down”

34. “Oh, How Lovely is the Evening”

Advanced Recorder Music Files

“A Trip to Highgate”


“Au Clair de la Lune”

“Burgundian Brasle”



“Chlorale Excerpt”

“Dance of the Flutes”

“Finnish Dance”

“Flow Gently Sweet Afton”

“Gathering Peas”


“German Dance”

“German Folk Song”

“He’s Got the Whole World”

“Home on the Range”

“I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago”

“Joy to the World”


Lullaby Traditional English

“Minuet in C”

“Minuet in D”

“Morris Dance”

“Ode to Joy”

“Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be?”

“On Top of Old Smokey”

“Purim Hayom”

“Rock-a-Bye Baby”

“Sakura Cherry Trees”

“Silent Silent”

“Simple Gifts”

“Sumer Is A’Comen In”

“Sunset Song”

“Swabian Dance”

“Sweet Betsy From Pike”

“The Irish Washerwoman”

“The Miller of Dee”

“The Tailor and the Mouse”

“When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

Recorder Duets Music Files

Aria Excerpt

“Au Clair de la Lune” French


Hebrew Melody

“Hey Ho Nobody Home”

Holiday Song

Lullaby German

“Music for a Thousand Autumns”

“Ode to Joy” – Beethoven

“Oh How Lovely is the Evening”


“Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

T”winkle, Twinkle Little Star”