Flute music

'Flute' is the name of a family of woodwind musical instruments. Flutes don't employ reeds as other woodwinds do, instead producing their sound from the flow of air across its mouthpiece. They are the earliest known musical instruments. The instrument most commonly associated with the term 'flute' is the Western Concert Flute, a metallic transverse treble flute closed at the top. These derive from the old German flute, and were at first made of wood and employed simple mechanisms. The current form of the flute employs a key mechanism, size and placement of holes, and fingering system devised by Theobald Boehm in the 19th century. The modern concert flute is pitched in the key of C and has a range of three octaves. It is used not only in orchestral music but also in jazz, and folk-influenced genres.
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Popular composers Johann Sebastian Bach  ·  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Claude Debussy  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Antonio Vivaldi  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Georg Philipp Telemann  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Johann Pachelbel  ·  Stephen Foster  ·  Friedrich Kuhlau  ·  Gaetano Donizetti  ·  Joachim Andersen  ·  Sigfrid Karg-Elert  ·  George Enescu  ·  Arthur Honegger  ·  Giuseppe Maria Cambini  ·  Victor Herbert  ·  Saverio Mercadante  ·  Jules Demersseman  ·  David Toub  ·  Wilhelm Popp  ·  Robert G. Patterson  ·  Johann Ludwig Krebs  ·  Francois Devienne  ·  Paul Wranitzky  ·  Johann Friedrich Reichardt  ·  Tranquille Berbiguier  ·  Joseph Henri Altès  ·  Johann Philipp Kirnberger  ·  John Clifton  ·  John Walsh  ·  Septimus Winner  ·  Theobald Boehm  ·  Raphael Dressler  ·  Robert Bremner  ·  Louis François Philippe Drouet  ·  Anton Bernhard Fürstenau  ·  Niccolò Dôthel  ·  Carl Fischer  ·  Pietro Morlacchi  ·  Paul Wagner  ·  Paul Taffanel  ·  Charles Tomlinson Griffes  ·  John Loeillet  ·  George E. Blake  ·  Foulds John
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