Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound - Past Concerts
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 25, 2018
Directors:  Vicki Boeckman and Charles Coldwell
The Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS) in Seattle was re-formed and started rehearsals in 2015 under the co-direction of Vicki Boeckman and Charles Coldwell.  
Copyright © Photography Courtesy of William Stickney
Copyright © William Stickney
Past Concert Repertoire:

Sunday Nov. 19th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Our Spring concert features American Music.

  • William Billings – America’s First Choral Composer
1. Wake Every Breath
2. Creation
3. Judea (A Virgin Unspotted)
4. Emmaus (When Jesus Wept)
5. Chester

  • American Firsts – First Americans
1. Three Mi'kmaq Songs – (Henri Membertou)
2. Lumen ad revelationem – (Hernández Francisco)
3. Dios itlaçonantzine – (Anon., Valdés Codex)
4. Sancta Maria – (Anon., Valdés Codex)
5. Hanacpachap Cussicuinin – (Anon. Ritual, formulario.., 1631)

  • Samuel Holyoke –  Quintetto from The Instrumental Assistant II

  • Arthur Foote – Air from Serenande for Strings, Op. 25




  • Glen Shannon – Mountain Music

  • John Philip Sousa – The Belle of Chicago


Sunday Nov. 19th, 2017, 3:00 pm*
Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th St, Seattle, WA

Our Fall concert features Nordic Music.

  • Edvard Grieg - From Holberg's Time
I.  Praeludium 
III. Gavotte
V. Rigaudon
  • Jean Sibelius - Andante Festivo
  • Edvard Grieg -  from 25 Norweigian Folk Song and Dance Op.17
              5 Dance from Jolster - Jolstring
              4 Nils Tallefjorden - Nils Tallfjoren
            18 Pesant Dance - Stabbe Laaten
  • Edvard Grieg - Ave Maris Stella
  • Johan Helmich Roman - Bilägers musiken (Royal wedding music)
              1. Allegro assai
              3. Andante
            25. Spicco - Allegro da Capella

* Also performed Nov. 18, 2017 at The Kenny Home (West Seattle), and Dec. 6, 2017 at Ida Culver House Ravenna. 


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.

  • 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
  • Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
              1. March: "Seventeen come Sunday"
              2. Intermezzo: "My Bonny Boy"
              3. March: "Folk Songs from Somerset


Sunday December 11th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church 
10005 32nd N.E, Seattle, WA 98125

  • Laude Novella
  • Sylvia Rosin - The River
  • William Byrd - Earle of Oxford’s Marche
  • W. A. Mozart - 6 Contredanses
  • Brian Monroe - Suite from “Romeo and Juliet” 
  • Tchaikovsky - March from the Nutcracker Suite
  • Lully/Philidor - Suite from Plusieurs Marches et batteries de Tambour


May 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th St, Seattle, WA

  • Fischer - Ouverture I from Le Journal de Printemps
  • Marshall - A Celtic Cluster
  • Morley/Coldwell - A Springtime Morley Madrigal Medley
It was a lover and his lass
April is in my mistress' face
Now is the month of Maying
  • Byrd/Coldwell - Sellinger's Round
  • Warlock/Bloodworth - Capriol Suite


December 6, 2015 - 2:30 pm
Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th St, Seattle, WA

  • Nazareth - Brejeiro
  • Dowland - Lachrimae Aantiquae Novae
M. George Whitehead his Almand
Earle of Essex Galiard  
  • Melville - Lachrimae Tango 
  • Palestrina - Assumpta est Maria
  • Lully - Passacaille from Armide
  • Piazolla - Libertango
  • Respighi - Ancient Airs & Dances Suite I


April 12, 2015
Sand Point Community United Methodist Church
4710 NE 70th St., Seattle, WA

  • Stefano Bernardi - Sinfonia quinta concertat all'Epistola
  • G. F. Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Gabriel Fauré - Pavane
  • Steve Marshall - Vivace from Symphony No. 1
  • Eric Haas - Variations on Wonderous Love
  • Dietrich Schnabel - BEG Capriccio