Here’s the reason I first started playing the recorder:
Yup. The Friendly Giant. Specifically, the closing music. He’s playing an alto recorder, but then after the castle is closed up, the music modulates and he plays another verse on a tenor recorder.
And my ever-patient mom, when we went to the music store, didn’t make me get a little soprano recorder. No, I got the one just like Friendly plays – a tenor. Explains why my first whistle was a low D, doesn’t it?…
Thanks, Friendly – for many years of recorder (and whistle) music. 😀