Flageolet in C?


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Flageolets are structured like recorders but built in small if not very small sizes and narrow bores. 17th-century pieces with a very narrow cylindrical bore, four front and two thumb holes, were often used help teaching birds to sing--canaries, nightingales, larches, etc.--but also to catch them. Opera composers called for them in garden and grove scenes.

Flageolet in C?, ivory, German

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