Below is a list of searches using subject headings that may prove useful when searching for flute materials in VuFind, the online library catalog. Using quotation marks will return results containing the exact phrasing of the subject heading.
A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more than 1,500 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system flute may encounter. Fully illustrated with more than 100 images, the entries contain descriptions of words related to all aspects of the flute: flute types, flute parts, flute repair, playing techniques, acoustics, articulations, intonation, common ornaments, flutemaking, flute history, flute music books, and more.
The Flute Book is a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog. The book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family.
This resource is a encyclopedia of the flute and its music written by the professional flutist Leonardo De Lorenzo. The book traces the history and evolution of the instrument from ancient times into the present and provides hundreds of biographies of flutists and composers of flute music.
Jazz-Flute.com is an online resource dedicated to the study of the jazz flute. The website includes articles, news, reviews, and sheet music related to the jazz flute. Registration is required to view these resources, but it is completely free.
This practical guide for flautists provides a survey of the instrument - its development, its technique, its repertoire and its literature - between 1700 and 1900. Each issue is set in a musical context and technical and stylistic matters such as fingering, tone production, articulation, ornamentation, vibrato, expression and delivery are examined in depth, applying evidence from historical sources to the standard flute repertoire.
This resource is a book that combines history and advice that describes some famous flautists and traces the development of the flute, both as a solo instrument and as an integrated part of the modern-day orchestra, in addition to providing practical tips and descriptions of various playing techniques.
This resource is a book that traces the history and development of the orchestral flute from its origins in ancient times up into modern times in addition to the varieties of design, materials, manufacture, capabilities, and techniques for the flute.
The French flute player and conductor Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) was an extraordinary virtuoso and a major figure in fin-de-siècle Parisian musical life. Based on a treasure trove of private documents of Taffanel's previously unpublished letters and papers, Taffanel: Genius of the Flute recounts the rich story of his multi-faceted career as a player, conductor, composer, teacher, and leader of musical organizations.
The internationally acclaimed, widely beloved flutist Sir James Galway reflects on his storied career spanning five decades and many genres of music, including the challenges he faced coming from the harsh environs of working-class Belfast and making the decision to go solo as a flutist as well as the triumphs as made his way to top of his profession.
This resource is an autobiography by professional flutists Donald Peck that offers an insider's view of the inner workings of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the most prestigious orchestras in the country.
Note: periodicals are arranged alphabetically in MPAL.
The Flutist Quarterly is the flagship member publication of the National Flute Association, providing information and articles about the performance, study, history, manufacture, and enjoyment of flutes, flutists, and flute music. The library has all issues of the publication from 1984 to the present.
Flute Talk is a magazine dedicated to providing insights from experienced professionals for serious flute players of all different backgrounds. The library has all issues of the magazine from 1981 to the present, with a total of ten issues published annually.