Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: May 14, 2017
Directors:  Vicki Boeckman and Charles Coldwell
The Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS) in Seattle was recently re-formed and started rehearsals in 2015 under the co-direction of Vicki Boeckman and Charles Coldwell

Originally founded by long-time SRS Music Director and composer Peter Seibert, it last met and performed in 2010. Affiliated with the Seattle Recorder Society, the ROPS membership this year is by invitation. 

Its membership of 20+ advanced amateur recorder players perform on recorders ranging in size from sopranino to contrabass.  The ensemble’s repertoire includes 20th- and 21st-century compositions specifically written for recorder orchestra, Renaissance and Baroque pieces for large ensembles, and arrangements of music originally for orchestral or other large ensembles.
ROPS Membership:

Membership fees cover the cost of rehearsal and concert space, music purchases and copying, and conductor compensation.

Currently, membership in ROPS is by invitation.

Please contact Vicki Boeckman or Charles Coldwell at for more information.
Copyright © Photography Courtesy of William Stickney
Copyright © William Stickney
Spring Concert:

Saturday May 13th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd N.E, Seattle, WA 98125

Our Fall concert features music from England.

  • Thomas Tallis - The Third Tune – Psalm 2
  • William Byrd - Fantasia No. 1, a 6
  • C. Hubert H. Parry - Lady Radnor’s Suite
             I.  Prelude
             II.  Allemande
             III. Bourrée
             V. Slow Minuet
             VI. Gigue
  • John David Edwards -Rhosymedre (Hymn Tune)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Prelude on Rhosymedre
  • Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
             1. March: "Seventeen come Sunday"
             2. Intermezzo: "My Bonny Boy"
             3. March: "Folk Songs from Somerset