Biography

My playing and conducting career has been temporarily cut short lately through illness which has resulted in me having more time for writing and arranging. In the past I taught at higher level, played trumpet in numerous orchestras and dance bands and conducted small orchestras and wind ensembles. My love of composing and arranging tunes for all types of instruments has brought me great pleasure and I intend to keep on writing whenever I get the inspiration.

I love the sound of recorder orchestras and ensembles. What a wonderful and uplifting instrument the recorder is. Such beautiful sounds can be accomplished from just a few players.

My main objective is to try and inspire wind players that quality sound comes from producing quality air, and that takes quality practice.

My music is mostly based on a simple tune. Sometimes decorated and sometimes plain. I hope you enjoy playing them.

Allan 'Herbie' Jones