I was introduced to these choral works for two choirs by Stephan Schrader
at a wonderful weekend seminar mentioned in the anecdote to The Recorder Consort
. That such works can be performed by recorder ensembles with great effect was amply demonstrated by Stephan. The two dialogues are Cantiam lieti cantiamo
and Concerto de' pastori
. I found the first work especially demanding with the rhythm changes and the long pauses, for a player such as myself I was given opportunity enough to make a fool of myself.