Richard Geisler Dance & Tunebooks
Richard Geisler was an innovator, he formed new
groups, found venues for performing, rearranged music to suit the ensembless. He was a good player of recorder and other
instruments and was very encouraging to anyone who expressed an interest in playing. He was involved the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Sacramento Recorder Society was founded in the
80 s with Richard as an enthusiastic supporter and director.
He started the Village and Early Music workshop open to
all, instrumental and voice, who loved and wanted to perform early music. Richard was also a prolific arranger. His arrangements of
Christmas music, eastern European folk music, and vintage popular songs amused, challenged, and
enchanted recorder players. His creative talent for music selection and arrangement was nothing
short of amazing. Over the years, under the name of Village & Early Music Society he developed an
extensive catalog of self published arrangements of folk, traditional, popular and even classical
music for recorders and other instruments, infused with love, sentimentality and humor.
We at Lark In The Morning are honored to be able to share his work with you all at no charge. You can download his full tunebooks from this page with the permission of his wife Karen who wants to make sure that his work will keep being shared with musicians everywhere.
The International Collection
Music and lyrics to 55 favorite folkdances from Armenia, the British Isles, Yugoslavia, Bolivia and many other countries.
60 pages; 40 dance melodies from the Balkans, including Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Greece, Macedonia and Croatia. Tunes include Dobra Nevesto, Ugriciniska Ruchenitsa, Zupcanska, Itele, Ciocarlanul, Karagouna, Zonaradis, Pelistersko, Cules Mala, etc. With complete scores, special performance notes, etc.
The Bulgarian Collection
Music & Lyrics to 35 Favorite Folkdances.
Music and lyrics to 40 folkdances from Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia. Great music!
The Europe Collection
Music scores for 35 Folk Dances and Songs from Austria, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.
British Isles & Scandinavia Collection
Music scores for 35 Folk Dances and Songs from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
Village Dance Syllabi
Instructions for 23 dances from around the World: all the dances from the book "Village Dance Music From Around the World" See other Geisler book for melodies.