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recorder

(in England) a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing appointed to sit as a part-time judge in the Crown Court.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

RECORDER. 1. A judicial officer of some cities, possessing generally the powers and authority of a judge. 3 Yeates' R. 300; 4 Dall. Rep. 299; but see 1 Rep. Const. Ct. 45. Anciently, recorder signified to recite or testify on re-collection as occasion might require what had previously passed in court, and this was the duty of the judges, thence called recordeurs. Steph. Plead. note 11. 2. An officer appointed to make record or enrollment of deeds and other legal instruments, authorized by law to be recorded.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Members are Alice Barkan (bass and treble viol, tenor recorder); Julia Heydon (violin, treble viol, soprano recorder, voice); Elnora Sears (tenor viol, alto recorder and Renaissance and Baroque flutes); and Tom Sears (bass viol, bass recorder, harpsichord).
The woodwind solos were played by Doug Clyde including the Sopranino Recorder, Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Bass Recorder, Oboe and Clarinet.