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Classical Flute Repertoire, Performers, and Instruments: A Resource Guide

Rare Editions

The Music Division holds many rare printed editions of flute treatises, original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions. These editions include early and first editions and rare imprints not widely held by other music libraries in the United States or abroad.

Use the navigation menu organized by ensemble size to browse select gems of the flute repertory available in the Music Division's holdings. Special highlights include:

  • 19th-century edition of Concertante in G major, op. 7 for two flutes and orchestra by Theobald Böhm under Duos
  • Edition of Joseph Haydn's "London Trios" nos. 1 and 2 for two flutes and cello published between 1807-1813 under Trios
  • Dayton C. Miller's 1899 English translation in manuscript of Theobald Böhm's Flöte und das Flötenspiel under Treatises & Methods

Many of the selected titles are cataloged individually within the Dayton C. Miller Collection. Links to fuller bibliographic information in the LC Online Catalog are included when available.

Alexander Reinagle, composer. Faederal march as performed in the grand procession in Philadelphia the 4th of July 1788 composed and adapted for the piano forte, violin or German flute. 1789. Library of Congress Music Division.