Flute a bec

Related to Flute a bec: Flauto traverso

Flute` a bec´

1.(Mus.) A beak flute, an older form of the flute, played with a mouthpiece resembling a beak, and held like a flageolet.
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Because the flute a bec looks so like a recorder, the confusion is not surprising and there should perhaps have been an historical note in the book to explain how the flute developed during the course of the 18th Century.
4 (April 1971): 222-30; and Robin Troman in her unfinished series of articles on "Technique contemporaine de la flute a bec," Flute a bec & instruments anciens 11 (June 1984): 12; 13/14 (December 1984/March 1985): 15; 15 (June 1985): 6-8; 16 (October 1985): 2; and 19 (September 1986): 3-4.
4 (December 1981): 91-94; and Christian Chandelier's "A propos du trio de Hindemith," Flute a bec et instruments anciens 26 (November 1988): 18-19.