Take Five
Last updated: 19.12.19
Composer: P. Desmond Suppliers:  
Editor: Peter Bullock Quartet D/A/T/B
Publisher: Bosworth Edition Publication: BoE 3934
I must have spent a fortune in juke boxes in 1958-1959 listening to Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond with their Take Five and Rondo a la Turk in various pubs and naval canteen around Portsmouth, England. It was Glenis Cole, the leader of the Christopher Whitehead Girl's School Recorder Ensemble sometime in 1982-3 who put me on to the fact that there was a recorder arrangement for Take Five which she herself had used with her consort.
This arrangement by Peter Bullock is an ideal medium to start in the magic world of 5/4 time signatures and, with patience, can be performed by beginner and intermediate players. It is also excellent for players to sharpen their recorders on before moving on to Stan Davis's much more demanding version.
This arrangement may be found in Rockin' Recorders.