Selected Bibliography

Here follows a selected bibliography of works consulted during the construction of this site which might provide a basis for further reading on the subject.

For the technically curious, the bibliography is dynamically generated from an XML File which can be consulted separately. Formally, the data was stored as a BibTeX File but that made dynamic updates almost impossible and was significantly less flexible than the new XML system.

Articles in Books

  1. Barra Boydell. The Flageolet in Ireland. In Musicology In Ireland. Irish Academic Press, 1990 Pg. 150–169. ISBN: 0-7165-2456-2.

Articles in Journals

  1. Douglas MacMillan. The English Flageolet Abroad. Galpin Society Newsletter. 2014. Pg. 4-8
  2. Douglas MacMillan. The English flageolet, 1800–1900. Early Music. 38, 4. 2010. Pg. 559-570
  3. Jane Girdham. The Flageolet Player: the ultimate amateur musician. Early Music. XXX, 3. August 2004. Pg. 397–410
  4. William Waterhouse. The Double Flageolet—Made in England. The Gaplin Society Journal. LII April 1999. Pg. 172–183 (Also published in Tibia.)
  5. William Waterhouse. Das Doppelflageolett—made in England. Tibia. 1995. (Also published in the Galpin Society Journal.)


  1. Marianne Betz. Der Csakan und seine Musik. Verlegt Bei Hans Schneider, 1992. Pg. Particularly 35-39.. (In German.)
  2. Christopher Welch. Lectures on The Recorder in Relation to Literature. Oxford University Press, 1961. Pg. 47–58 and 60–70.. (Lectures originally delivered in 1911.)
  3. Tony Bingham ed.. Patents for Inventions: Abridgements of Specifications relating to Music and Musical Instruments. AD 1684–1866. Tony Bingham, 1984. Pg. 46–47, 49, 50–52, 56–57, 59, 84 and 148. ISBN: 0-946113-01-7. (Originally published by the Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Invention in 1871.)
  4. Eugène Roy. Méthod Complette Pour Le Flageolet. La Société de Musicologie de Languedoc ISBN: 2-905-400-26-9. (Reissue)
  5. Freillon-Poncein, Jean-Pierre. La véritable manière d'apprendre à jouer en perfection : du hautbois, de la flute et du flageolet., 1700. (Various reprints exist.)
  6. Stanley Godman. The bird fancyer's delight. T. Ward, 1714. (Various reissues exist, including Schott, 1954.)
  7. Thomas Greeting. The pleasant companion, or, New lessons and instructions for the flagelet., 1672.
  8. Anthony Baines. Woodwind Instruments and Their History. Dover, 1991. ISBN: 0-486-26885-3. (Originally published 1967.)
  9. Anthony Baines. A Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. V. and A. Publications, 1998. ISBN: 1-851-77250-2. (Pages 88ff.)
  10. Anthony Bains. Musical Instruments Through The Ages. Penguin, 1961/1982. Pg. 235.
  11. Nicholas Bessaraboff. Ancient European Musical Instruments. Pg. 63.
  12. Adam Carse. Musical Wind Instruments. Dover, 2002. ISBN: 0-486-42422-7. (Originally published 1965.)
  13. Tula Giannini. Great flute makers of France : the Lot and Godfroy families, 1650-1900. Tony Bingham, 1993. Pg. 7, 20, 86 and 179. ISBN: 0-946-1130-5}.
  14. Edgar Hunt. The Recorder and its Music. E Eulenburg, 1997. Pg. 57–59 and 64–65. ISBN: 0-903-87305-2.
  15. Sibyl Marcuse. A Survey of Musical Instruments. David and Charles (Holdings) Ltd., 1973. Pg. 557–559. ISBN: 0-7153-6278-5.
  16. Sir George Grove, Stanley Sadie, John Tyrrell ed.. New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001. ISBN: 1-5615-9239-0.
  17. H.C.G. Matthew, Brian Harrison ed.. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0-1986-1411-X.
  18. Frances Jane Crosby. Monterey and Other Poems. R. Craighead, 1851.
  19. William Carpmael. Law Reports of Patent Cases, Volume 1. A. Macintosh, 1843. Pg. 270 ff..


  1. Barbara Burn. A Checklist of European and American Flageolets, Recorders and Tabor Pipes. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989.

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