The Highland Park Recorder Society is an educational community,  specializing in Recorder and Early Music. We nurture instrumentalists and  seek to foster an appreciation of the art and history of the recorder among music-lovers of all ages in Central New Jersey.


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Reproduced by kind permission of Robert Lienau Musikverlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The mission of the Highland Park Recorder Society since it was founded in 1987 is to strengthen local instrumentalists’ artistry and enhance public awareness of the richness and beauty of early music, within our immediate community, and beyond it, as a chapter of the American Recorder Society, Early Music America (EMA) and the Guild for Early Music (GEM) -- a consortium of early-music presenters in Central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.


Upcoming Events

Guest Conductor Rainer Beckmann Highland Park, NJ, USA +
19 South Second Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Rainer Beckmann will launch the new season conducting music on the topic: Viva Venezia, colorful and vibrant instrumental and vocal music from Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries. Works by Willaert, Mainerio, Legrenzi and others. The playlist for the night will be as follows.
1. Non è tempo d'aspettare, Marchetto Cara (ca. 1470 - 1525) S(A),A,A,B
2. Pass'e mezzo antico, Giorgio Mainerio (1535 - 1582) S,A,T,B
3. Vecchie letrose, Adrian Willaert (1490 - 1562) S,A,T(A),B
4. Diligam te Domine, Andrea Gabrieli (1532/33 - 1585) S,A,T,B
5. Sinfonia a 8 La Romana, Lodovico da Viadana (ca. 1560 - 1627)
6. Sonata in D minor, Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690) S,A,T,B

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State.