The Flute: the Mechanical Improvements on the Body of the Orchestral Instrument since 1847

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This thesis uniquely explains the mechanical improvements which have occurred to the flute over the last 147 years. Theobald Boehm revolutionized the flute by changing many of its components culminating with the 1847 model flute. Since that time other improvements have been made which enhance the flute's capabilities in terms of pitch, tone, timbre, and simplification offingeringpassages. Among those improvements which are discussed in the following pages are the Dorus G-sharp key, the gizmo key, the Cooper scale, and The Brogger Mekanik as well as the makers behind the various improvements including Vincent Dorus, George Barrere, and Albert Cooper.

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v, 35 leaves : ill.

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Nussbaum, Carolyn August 1994.

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This thesis uniquely explains the mechanical improvements which have occurred to the flute over the last 147 years. Theobald Boehm revolutionized the flute by changing many of its components culminating with the 1847 model flute. Since that time other improvements have been made which enhance the flute's capabilities in terms of pitch, tone, timbre, and simplification offingeringpassages. Among those improvements which are discussed in the following pages are the Dorus G-sharp key, the gizmo key, the Cooper scale, and The Brogger Mekanik as well as the makers behind the various improvements including Vincent Dorus, George Barrere, and Albert Cooper.

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Nussbaum, Carolyn. The Flute: the Mechanical Improvements on the Body of the Orchestral Instrument since 1847, thesis, August 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277877/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .