Welcome to the Basilisk Edition!…
...the small sheet music publishing house from Basel, which specializes especially in recorder music and music for viola da gamba. However, most of our sheet music is also suitable for other melodic instruments, broken consorts and vocal ensembles. Our catalog includes works with new music by contemporary composers as well as early music.
News from the Basilisk Edition:
In the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France we came across 3 hidden treasures from the 18th century: 6 simple suites for two treble recorders (or other instruments) by the today unknown baroque composer Mr. Voyenne have turned up. And the equally unknown Frenchman Clair-Nicolas Roget leaves behind two collections of duo sonatas.
Raphael B. Meyer delivers new repertoire for trios: he looked for the most beautiful Irish and Scottish melodies of the 16th - 20th centuries and arranged them for recorder trio (S/T/Bb), modern strings (Vl/Va/Vc) or gamba ensemble (D/A/Bb) or mixed trio.
Hans-Martin Linde has written new recorder music! Thanks to the individual recordings of all parts, his “Three Quartets” are also suitable for ensembles that have not had any contact with contemporary music before and would like to immerse themselves in the world of sound of the well-known recorder player Linde:
1. Basler Consort-Tag
The 1st Basler Consort-Tag will take place on26. November 2022. In a mixed ensemble, a so-called Broken Consort, you will play christmas music from the 16th – 21st centuries under the direction of Raphael B. Meyer and Manfred Harras. The event takes place in the beautiful historic guild hall of the Schmiedenhof in Basel. All woodwind and string instruments tuned to 440Hz are welcome. Experience in ensemble playing is required, the number of participants is limited. Teaching language is German. Further information can be found in the flyer.
Frisch von der Quelle (German only):
Des Klanges Süssigkeit zeigt schon der Flöten-nahme.
die dient zur Courtoisie bey Sternen voller Nacht.
Sie ists die offt bewegt, manch angenehme Dame
wann ihr ein Ständgen wird bey stiller ruh gebracht
das sie des sanfften Betts, sich offt wohl gar entziehet
und zu dem süssen thon, hin an das Fenster fliehet.
Johann Christoph Weigel (1661 – 1726)