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The pieces in the Festival Series were written to provide opportunities for recorder players of different abilities to play together. They can all be played by small groups, even one to a part, but they were originally intended for mass-playing - over 300 players on some occasions. The scoring for the series is:

In "Southern Roots" the dotted rhythms should be played in a relaxed style; the ratio should be more like 2:1 than a strict 3:1. Let the music swing!

Details of the technical requirements for each piece are given in the preface of the score:

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