Recorder Orchestra Composers

Thank you for your interest in enriching the repertoire of music for Recorder Orchestra!

Submissions of music for Recorder Orchestra should meet the following criteria:
  • These can be original works, or arrangements of existing works of any genre providing that any copyright in place is appropriately observed by the composer/submitter
  • The composition should have a minimum of six parts for recorder, generally including a range of instrumentation (sopranino through contrabass)
  • Provide your work in .pdf format, legibly typeset, including score and parts (parts should be in a single .pdf file)
  • Provide a brief description of the composition
  • Although not required, if possible please submit a sound file in either .mid or .mp3 format.
  • If available, you may submit a link to a video file of a live performance
Submissions will be reviewed by ARS, and publication is at the discretion of the reviewer.

By submitting your work, you are agreeing to allow the American Recorder Society to publish your composition on our website, as one or more downloadable .pdf files, with optionally submitted sound file. If you choose to copyright your work, please be sure to include that notice on your submitted composition.  Note that it is your responsibility to monitor and enforce copyright issues.

Your work will be available for FREE download to logged-in ARS members, and a preview and sound sample may be accessed by anyone visiting this site. You are still free to publish and sell your music through another source, but keep in mind that once your composition is downloaded from our site, we will not monitor its usage.

Thank you for offering your music to American Recorder Society members!  We appreciate your work to enrich the repertoire of New Music for recorder players, and we're happy to provide this method of distribution.

Click here for a form which will allow you to submit your composition and supplemental information.