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The Early Flute

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From the Publisher

With the growing interest in recent years in the use of period instruments for recording, live professional performances and amateur music-making, the old-stye instruments are experiencing a remarkable comeback. The Early Flute is the first book in modern time to deal with the flutes used in Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. The book details the history of the transverse flute from 1500 until the nineteenth century. Advice is given on acquiring instruments and their care and maintainance. Additional chapters guide the reader to sources about relevant technique and style, recommend repertoire and give general advice to the modern player. The text is enhanced by numerous photographs of important historical flutes.



  1. Some Historical Considerations
  2. The Renaissance Flute
  3. The Baroque Flute
  4. The Classical Flute
  5. Buying and Instrument
  6. Care and Maintainance of the Instrument
  7. Sources: Technique
  8. Sources: Style
  9. Sources: Importance Solo and Ensemble Repertoire with Recommended Editions
  10. Bringing it all to Life: Advice to the Contemporary Player

Item Details

Category: Books on History of the Flute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher's reference: 9780198165750
Our Stock Code: 1141603
Media Type: Paperback (164 pages [score])