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

Reference & Literature

Consult reference resources specific to the flute to enrich your knowledge and context about the music you perform, program, and research. These resources have call numbers that begin with ML (Literature about Music). Explore selected title lists: General Reference, Styles & Time PeriodsBibliographies & Catalogs, and Flute Periodicals.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog or Library of Congress E-Resources Catalog. You can also search for titles in your local institution's holdings or request inter-library loans.

General Reference

Styles & Time Periods

Bibliographies & Catalogs

Flute Periodicals

The following selected titles of flute periodicals are available to patrons who visit the Library of Congress in person.

Access to online subscriptions is available via reading room computers and the Library's free wi-fi with the exception of open access titles. Visit the E-Resources Online Catalog for a comprehensive list of the databases and online journals to which the Library subscribes and offers for on-site access.

Access to print issues not covered in online databases is available in the Performing Arts Reading Room. Patrons may request specific years, volume numbers, and issue numbers. Use the LC Online Catalog to search for additional titles as well as the LC Subject Heading Flute -- Periodicals.

Flute Talk

Flute Talk was an English-language magazine published in the United States from 1981-2021.

The Flutist Quarterly

The Flutist Quarterly is the English-language quarterly journal of the American organization the National Flute Association, Inc.


Pan is the English-language journal of the British Flute Society published since 1983.

Traversières Magazine

Traversières Magazine is the French-language journal of La Traversière, the French Flute Association, published since 1983.


Traverso is an English-language newsletter about historical flutes and performance practice published since 1989.