The Flute Book

The Flute Book : A Complete Guide for Students and Performers

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This work provides an introduction to the the flute, its performance and its repertoire. The book offers detailed information on choosing and caring for a flute, all aspects of performance and the history of the flute and its literature. This second edition includes a revised and updated repertoire catalogue, including both solo and chamber works, and appendices listing flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music, flute clubs and organizations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 484 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • halftones, line drawings, music examples
  • 0195105028
  • 9780195105025
  • 740,877

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The Flute Book is a one-stop guide to the flute, its performance, and its repertoire. Written by flutist and noted flute historian Nancy Toff, the book offers detailed information on choosing and caring for a flute, all aspects of performance, and the history of the flute and its literature. This second edition includes a completely revised and updated repertoire catalog of both solo and chamber works, as well as an extensive bibliography and appendices listing flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide.show more

Review quote

"The veritable vade mecum for that instrument."--Ovation."Absolutely indispensable to everyone connected with the flute and flute playing, from the professional to every public school teacher."--The School Musician."A landmark in the literature of the flute and a must for both professional and amateur flutist alike."--Pan."The last section, which includes the orchestration and publishing information of flute literature from the Baroque to the present, is worth its weight in gold--not only for the flutist, but for the music librarian as well."--Library Journal."An indispensable source book for flutists on every level."--IThe Radcliffe Quarterly."Toff's scholarship was impressive in The Development of the Modern Flute, and her latest effort reflects the same meticulous approach....a wealth of information about a fascinating instrument."Choice.show more

About Nancy Toff

Nancy Toff is the author of The Development of the Modern Flute and Georges Barrere and the Flute in America. Highly respected as a writer, researcher, and lecturer, she has been a consultant to the Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection in the Library of Congress and the Department of Musical Instruments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A former president of the New York Flute Club, she studied flute with Arthur Lora and James Pappoutsakis."show more

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