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Recorder (Musical instrument)

LC control 85111889
LC classificationML990.R4 History
MT350 MT353 Instruction
Topical headingRecorder (Musical instrument)
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Variant(s)Alto recorder
Bass recorder
Basset recorder
Beak flute
Common flute
Contrabass recorder
Descant recorder
Great bass recorder
Song flute
Sopranino recorder
Soprano recorder
Subcontrabass recorder
Tenor recorder
Treble recorder
See alsoFlute
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Subject example tracingExample under reference from Melody instruments
Found inNew Grove dict. of mus. inst. (recorder: common flute, English flute, flûte à bec, flûte à neuf trous, flûte d'Angleterre, flûte douce, Blockflöte, Langsflöte, Schnabelflöte, flauto diretto, flauto dolce)
Maute, M. Drei Canzonen für Sopranblockflöte (Violine, Zink) und Basso continuo, 1997.
New Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Aug. 17, 2001 (Recorder: a woodwind instrument with a thumb-hole and (generally) seven finger-holes. It is the chief Western member of the class of duct flutes, being distinguished from most other members particularly by its thumb-hole. The neologism "blockflute," derived from the German Blockflöte, goes back at least to F.J. Giesbert's recorder tutor (Mainz, 1936). There are four main instruments in use today: the descant (known in the USA as the "soprano"); treble (in the USA "alto"); tenor, and bass. Sopranino and great bass instruments are also fairly common. In recent years the recorder with lowest note f has sometimes been termed the basset, because larger sizes have become more widespread: great bass (c), contrabass (F) and even subcontrabass (C) also called bass, great bass, and contrabass, respectively)
Llorca, Ricardo. Concierto italiano, 2004: insert (beak flute)
Google web site, Dec. 5, 2006 (Recorder, also flûte à bec or beak flute)