The Traverso Project

Reading List

Bate, Philip. The Flute: A Study of its History, Development, and Construction, 2nd ed. London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1979.

Boland, Janice Dockendorff. Method for the One-Keyed Flute. London: University of California Press, 1998.

Brown, Rachel. The Early Flute: A Practical Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Burton, Anthony, ed. A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Baroque Period. ABRSM, 2002.

Carroll, Paul. Baroque Woodwind Instruments: A Guide to their History, Repertoire, and Basic Technique. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999.

Cyr, Mary. Performing Baroque Music. Aldershot: Scholar Press, 1992.

Debost, Michel. The Simple Flute. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Hotteterre, Jacques. Principles of the Flute, Recorder, & Oboe, trans. David Lasocki. London: The Cresset Press, 1968.

Mather, Betty Bang. Interpretation of French Music from 1675 to 1775. New York: McGinnis & Marx Music Publishers, 1973.

Mather, Betty Bang. Free Ornamentation in Woodwind Music, 1700-1775. New York: McGinnis & Marx Music Publishers, 1976.

Neuhaus, Margaret N. The Baroque Flute Fingering Book: a Comprehensive Guide to Fingerings for the One-Keyed Flute, Including Trills, Flattements, and Battements, Based on Original Sources from the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. Ardal Powell, 2nd ed. New York: Folkers & Powell, 2002.

Powell, Ardal. The Flute. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Quantz, Johann Joachim. On Playing the Flute, 2nd ed, trans. Edward R. Reilly. London: Faber, 1985.

Rieder, Anita Miller. “Baroque Performance Practices for the Modern Flutist.” The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology. Santa Clarita: National Flute Association, 1998.

Rockstro, Richard Shepherd. A Treatise on The Construction, The History, and The Practice of The Fute, 3rd ed. London: Musica Rara London W.I., 1967.

Solum, John. The Early Flute. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Toff, Nancy. The Development of the Modern Flute. New York: Taplinger Press, 1979.

Tromlitz, Johann Georg. The Virtuoso Flute-Player, trans. Ardal Powell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Walker, Elizabeth. Baroque Flute Studies. 2014. <>