“M” is a programme whose main concept is neither the chosen repertory nor my own performance, as usual, but rather a third element: the instruments themselves. And the reason is I’ll be using a handful of state of the art recorders by some of the most influential makers within the instrument’s modern history, which I’m sure will add another layer of interest to my performance.

The title of the program is a case of sheer serendipity, since it comes from the curious fact that all of the makers’ family names start with letter m: Bob Marvin, Ernst Meyer, Fred Morgan and Monika Musch. I first chose a couple of representative recorder models by each maker and then a piece to showcase it.


“El virtuosismo que mostró Parrilla rondó por momentos lo inverosímil”.

Diario de Sevilla, August 18, 2013

Read more press reactions here.

Detail of a stunning bass recorder by Bob Marvin. You won’t believe your ears.

Programme proposal


A Short & Incomplete Sound History of the Recorder Through its Modern Makers — Chapter M

Ma — Recorders by Bob Marvin (1941–2018, USA)

Alfonso X el Sabio (1221–1284)
Tantas en Santa María (CSM 173)
Pero que seja a gente (CSM 181)
A madre de Jesucristo (CSM 172)

On La Spagna tenor

Me — Recorders by Ernst Meyer (1954–2016, CH)

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Tango-Étude no. 3

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
Flute sonata in A m H.562
Poco Adagio – Allegro – Allegro

Mo — Recorders by Fred Morgan (1940–1999, AU)

Jacques Hotteterre (1673–1763) &
Michel Lambert (1610–1696)
Traits pour la Flûte-a-bec & L’amour

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Partita in C m BWV 1013
Allemande – Corrente – Sarabande – Bourrée Anglaise

Mu — Recorders by Monika Musch (DE)

Aurelio Virgiliano (fl. 1600)
Recercata terza

Kees Boeke (*1950)
Lacrime (1983)

A particularly surprising, newsworthy Marvin tenor recorder.

The instruments

And here’s the list of recorders I’ll be performing on:

  • Marvin: cylindrical g alto, pythagorean (2003) & HIER.S consort tenor (2004)
  • Meyer: Denner alto (2009) & Denner-Bressan voice flute (2010)
  • Morgan: Bressan alto (1997) & Stanesby soprano (1978)
  • Musch: Schnitzer tenor (2007) & one-piece “Ganassi-type” g alto (2003)
Vicente Parrilla

Upcoming concerts

Jul 05 2019 Vicente Parrilla and Euskal Barrokensemble Madrid, Spain Madrid + Info
Jul 06 2019 Vicente Parrilla and Euskal Barrokensemble Madrid, Spain Clásicos en Verano (Comunidad de Madrid) + Info
Jul 07 2019 Vicente Parrilla and Euskal Barrokensemble Madrid, Spain Clásicos en Verano (Comunidad de Madrid) + Info
Jul 21 2019 Vicente Parrilla and Euskal Barrokensemble Conques, France Conques + Info
Oct 24 2019 María González and Vicente Parrilla Amsterdam, The Netherlands Open Recorder Days Amsterdam + Info