BLOCK4 present a dynamic contrast of early and contemporary music in their concerts, and are always striving to find new ways to present both classic repertoire and music never heard before.


The sample programmes below give a taste of the quartet's varied repertoire:


Arranged by block4

Presenting an array of works arranged in some way for recorder; less-known early music transcribed and arranged by the quartet, alongside modern works re-imagined for this setting. 


Works include -


Amarilli Mia Bella          Giulio Caccini, arr. BLOCK4

Danse Macabre             Dorothee Hahne

Arrangements              Kazimirez Serocki        

Polyphony and eccentricity

A snapshot of fugal writing over the centuries; from the form's renaissance predecessors through to modern music centred around fugue-like imititave writing. 



Works include - 


Ricercar Segundo         Luigi Battiferri

Fugue in C minor         G. F. Handel, arr. BLOCK4

Airlines                        Wojciech Blecharz

The Mind behind the music

How has the role of composer changed over the centuries? This programme begins with perhaps the most famous composer of all time, Anon. through celebrity composers of the Baroque to lesser known names today.


Works include - 


Saltarello                   Anonymous

Contrapunctus a 4       J.S. Bach

The Wind Cried Mary    Hendrix, arr. BLOCK4


New for 2019! Our cross arts collaboration with Visual Artist Lynda Beckett brings together, art, improvisation and narratives as we trace a line through the night's sky.



Works include - 


Premiere                    Andrew Crossley

Stella Splendens         Anon. arr. BLOCK4

Airlines                      Wojciech Blecharz

Would you like to book one of these programmes? Please contact us here!