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Flute: A Starting Guide

Part I: Where to Find Flute Music in the UNLV Music Library (including Piccolo and Recorder)
  • Solo Flute: M60-64
  • Solo Piccolo: M110.P5
  • Solo Recorder: M110.R4
  • Flute with piano/keyboard: M240-244
  • Piccolo with piano/keyboard: M271.P45
  • Recorder with piano/keyboard: M271.R4
  • Chamber music including woodwinds (NOTE: Not all works in these areas will include flute):
    • Duets: M288-291, M296-297
    • Trios:
      • Trios with keyboard: M315-324, M335-339
      • Other trios: M356-364, M375-384
    • Quartets:
      • Quartets with keyboard: M419-424, M435-439
      • Other quartets: M455-464, M475-484
    • Quintets:
      • Quintets with keyboard: M519-524, M535-539
      • Other quintets: M555-564, M575-584
    • Sextets:
      • Sextets with keyboard: M619-624, M635-639
      • Other sextets: M655-664, M675-684
    • Septets:
      • Septets with keyboard: M719-724, M735-739
      • Other septets: M755-764, M775-784
    • Octets:
      • Octets with keyboard: M819-824, M835-839
      • Other octets: M855-864, M875-884
    • Nonets:
      • Nonets with keyboard: M919-924, M935-939
      • Other nonets: M955-964, M975-984
  • Flute with orchestra: M1020-1021
  • Piccolo with orchestra: M1034.P5, M1035.P5
  • Recorder with orchestra: M1034.R4, M1035.R4
  • Flute with string orchestra: M1120-1121
  • Piccolo with string orchestra: M1134.P5, M1135.P5
  • Recorder with string orchestra: M1134.R4, M1135.R4
  • Instruction and study:
    • Flute: MT340-348 (Lied Library Stacks)
    • Recorder: MT350-353 (Lied Library Stacks)
    • Piccolo: MT357 (Lied Library Stacks)
  • Studies and exercises:
    • Flute: MT340-348 (Music Library)
    • Recorder: MT350-353 (Music Library)
    • Piccolo: MT357 (Music Library)
  • Orchestra studies: MT346
  • History of the flute (piccolo/recorder): ML935 (Lied Library Stacks)

See also our list of Flute Compact Discs in the Music Library on this site.

Part II: Representative Subject Headings for Flute, Piccolo and Recorder

Note: The headings below do not include the numerous chamber combinations of flute (piccolo, recorder) with other instruments. For more comprehensive results, perform a keyword search including the term(s) "flute (piccolo, recorder)."

Flute
Piccolo
Recorder
Part III: Useful Sources

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Online). London: Macmillan Reference; New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2001-
Internet Access

Flute Repertoire

General Catalogue of Flute Music. Tokyo: Muramatsu, 1972.
Music Ref. ML128.F7 G45x 1972

Pellerite, James J. A Handbook of Literature for the Flute. Rev., 3rd ed. Bloomington, Ind. : Zalo Publications, [1978?]
Music Ref. ML128.F7 P4 1978

Solum, John. The Early Flute. (Early music series; 15)  Oxford [England]: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Lied Book Stacks ML935 .S66 1992

Toff, Nancy. The Flute Book. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Lied Book Stacks ML935 .T65 1996

Vester, Frans. Flute Music of the 18th Century: an annotated bibliography. 1st ed. Monteux, France: Musica Rara, 1985.
Music Ref. ML128.F7 V46 1985

Vester, Frans. Flute Repertoire Catalogue. 1st ed. London: Musica Rara, c1967.
Music Ref. ML128.F7 V48

Ensemble Repertoire

Cobbett, Walter Willson. Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1988, c1963.
Music Ref. ML1100 .C7 1988

Cohn, Arthur. The Literature of Chamber Music. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Hinshaw, c1997.
Music Ref. ML1100 .C78 1997

Gillaspie, Jon A., Marshall Stoneham, David Lindsey Clark. Wind Ensemble Catalog. (Music reference collection ; no. 63) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Music Ref. ML128.W5 G52 1998

Stoneham, Marshall, Jon A. Gillaspie, David Lindsey Clark. Wind Ensemble Sourcebook and Biographical Guide. (Music reference collection ; no. 55) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.
Lied Book Stacks ML128.W5 S76 1997

Part IV: Periodicals

The Flutist Quarterly : Offical Magazine of the National Flute Association
Lied Periodicals ML27.U5 N3676

The Woodwind Quarterly
Lied Periodicals ML929 .W66

Chamber Music
Lied Periodicals ML1 .C353