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The Renaissance Flute: A Contemporary Guide

Kate Clark and Amanda Markwick


The last four decades have seen a revival of interest in the renaissance transverse flute. The few collections of surviving original flutes from the sixteenth century have increasingly attracted musicologists, instrument makers, and players to examine, measure (and copy), perform, and record on them. Renaissance flute workshops and summer courses attract students and amateur players in several corners of Europe every year. At the same time, renaissance manuscripts and early prints have increasingly become available on the internet, providing an ever-expanding supply of materials for flutists w ... More

Keywords: renaissance flute, historical flutes, historically informed performance, early music, Renaissance, flute, consort, diminutions, mensural notation, renaissance notation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190913335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190913335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Clark, author
Teacher of Historical Flutes and Lecturer, Royal Conservatory of The Hague

Amanda Markwick, author
Teacher, Fanny Hensel Musikschule