Your World Should
be a Flute World
history of the flute is filled with intrigue. It was first made
of wood in ancient times, but has since been produced from silver
in conjunction with other types of metal. Its lowest note is middle
C and it has a range of about three octaves.
names in this remarkable instrument’s development were Johann
Joachim Quantz (1697-1773) and Theobald Boehm (1794-1881). The latter
virtuoso introduced his now famous ‘ring key’ system
into the flute in 1832.
types of flutes include the alto and bass flutes. The former was
developed in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
instruments to the flute include the fife, constructed with a narrower
bore, and a piccolo, sounding an octave higher than a flute. None
other than Beethoven
used the piccolo famously in his Egmont Overture (Opus 84).