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Books on the flute's history

A modern historical summary of the flute and its music, by Howard Mayer Brown, Jeremy Montagu, Ardal Powell, and Jaap Frank, appears in the new second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

New Grove Dictionary online edition.

More detail is given in Ardal Powell's The Flute (Yale University Press, 2002).

Recommended reading: a list of books, dissertations, and articles on the history of the flute and flute-playing.

Flute methods bibliography: a comprehensive list of books on how to play the flute, from 1511 to the present.

You can find a collection of the most useful books on the history of the flute and flute-playing at Shopping: Books


Merriman, Lyle C., Woodwind research guide: a selective bibliography of materials pertaining to the literature, development, and acoustics of woodwind instruments (Evanston, Ill.: Instrumentalist Co., c1978)

Rasmussen, Mary and Donald Mattran, A teacher's guide to the literature of woodwind instruments (Durham, N.H.: Brass and Woodwind Quarterly [c1966])

Skei, Allen B., Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments of the orchestra a bibliographic guide (New York: Garland, 1985)

Voxman, Himie and Lyle Merriman, Woodwind music guide, solo and study material in print (Evanston, Ill.: Instrumentalist Co., c1984)

Vinquist, Mary and Neal Zaslaw, Performance practice: a bibliography (New York: W. W. Norton [1971])

Warner, Thomas E., An annotated bibliography of woodwind instruction books, 1600-1830, Detroit studies in music bibliography, No. 11 (Detroit, Information Coordinators, 1967)


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