Bella Musica is Ann Marshall, Jean Smith and Sarah James. Between us we have been playing the recorder for a number of years. We met one another in a large recorder group in 2010, and soon decided to meet up as a trio, to try the small group experience. We immediately hit it off, and enjoyed our music-making so much that we started to play together every week, and so the list of pieces we mastered grew quickly.
We all have large recorders – tenor, bass and great bass. It is not easy to find music for these instruments, but we are fortunate that Ann is a well-known composer and arranger of recorder music, and so she makes it possible for us to make the most of these fantastic instruments.