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Performing arts refers to forms of art in which artists use their voices, bodies or inanimate objects to convey artistic expression. It is different from visual arts, which is when artists use paint, canvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects. Performing arts include a range of disciplines which are performed in front of a live audience, inducing theatre, music, and dance.

Theatre, music, dance and object manipulation, and other kinds of performances are present in all human cultures. The history of music and dance date to pre-historic times whereas circus skills date to at least Ancient Egypt. Many performing arts are performed professionally. Performance can be in purpose built buildings, such as theatres and opera houses, on open air stages at festivals, on stages in tents such as circuses and on the street.

Live performances before an audience are a form of entertainment. The development of audio and video recording has allowed for private consumption of the performing arts.

The performing arts often aims to express one's emotions and feelings.

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Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Harry Montague's Comedy Company. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Haerlem (Haarlem), 16th century

Haerlem (Haarlem), 16th century

Flemish (artist nationality) painter, engraver, etcher, and publisher (artist role) Recto: bottom center: (within image) HAERLEM. ; bottom center: (beneath image, but within plate, in German) 13. Nachdem sich H... More

Tubicines, Liticines, Lÿricines, Cornicines, qui praecedebant Victimam et Hecatoniben (Trumpeteers, cornetists, lyre players, horn players, who precede the victims and sacrifice...)

Tubicines, Liticines, Lÿricines, Cornicines, qui praecedebant Victimam...

Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: top center: (in Latin) Tubicines, Liticines, Lÿricines, Cornicines, qui praecede- / bant Victimam et Hecatoniben. / Sacra enim sua nunquam / celebrabant antiqui sine musicis ... More

Richard Low 17th century

Richard Low 17th century

after a painting possibly by John Hayls, portraitist, 1600?-1679; published by John Smith, painter, draughtsman, and engraver, 1652-1743 (artist notes) British (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (art... More

The  Flute Player 17th century

The Flute Player 17th century

after a painting by Otto Vorsterman, painter, 17th century (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Vorsterman, Otto, 17th century (original artist) Recto: u. l.: (engr... More

A  Company Making Music

A Company Making Music

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman, engraver, print publisher and painter (artist role) Recto: bottom center: (within image) Crispin de Pass inuent . excudit . ; bottom: (beneath image, in Latin) Concentu v... More

Drei Flötenspieler (Three Flute Players)

Drei Flötenspieler (Three Flute Players)

Flemish (artist nationality) painter and draughtsman (artist role) Recto: u. r.: (within etching, script monogram) A. P. ; verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Oppermann / Feb. 16, 1929 / 50 fcs = $10.00 ; l. l.: (in penc... More

De  Oude Koekvrijer (The Old Cake Suitor)

De Oude Koekvrijer (The Old Cake Suitor)

after Jan Steen, genre painter, 1626-1679 (artist notes) Flemish (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Steen, Jan, 1626-1679 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image) J. Steen p... More

[ Vuillaume violin : scroll left side]

[ Vuillaume violin : scroll left side]

472_7316_RT8 (source note)

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Vuillaume violin : scroll right side

472_7322_RT8 (source note)

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 Vuillaume violin : left f-hole

Vuillaume violin : left f-hole

472_7301_RT8 (source note)

[ Vuillaume violin : left f-hole]

[ Vuillaume violin : left f-hole]

472_7308_RT8 (source note)

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[ Vuillaume violin : front lower left corner]
[ Vuillaume violin : back upper right corner]
Leon Batchelder

Leon Batchelder

Inscription: Recto: l. r.: (photographer's logo, impressed into mount) Notman's / Boston / Cambridge; Verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 090; u. c.: (in ink) Leon Batchelder Provenance: Source not known. Condition: Phot... More

Louis Cuervo

Louis Cuervo

Inscription: Recto: l. l.: (embossed seal) MANRIQUE & Co. / CARACAS; Verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 134; center: (in ink) Louis Cuervo / first flutist - Capitol / Theatre = New York City Provenance: Source not known... More

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DCM 0731: Anonymous Pitch Pipe

DCM 0731: Anonymous Pitch Pipe

Instrument type: Pitch Pipe Medium: Mahogany. The slide scale, painted red, has an inlaid leather strip stamped from C down to [C?].; 40. 45 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Missing portion of lead strip,... More

DCM 0136: Anonymous Picco Pipe

DCM 0136: Anonymous Picco Pipe

Instrument type: Picco Pipe Medium: Boxwood.; 9 cm. Key Holes System: 1/2 holes. Mark Additional: Holes marked with letters (D, A, G) and numbers (0, 1, 2) Provenance: John Finn, Essex, England, 20 Sept. 1920.

DCM 1362: Anonymous Panpipe Toy

DCM 1362: Anonymous Panpipe Toy

Instrument type: Panpipe Toy Medium: White celluloid with orange, black, and white images of Mickey, Minnie, and other Walt Disney characters.; 3.7 x 6.8 x 10.4 cm. Key Holes System: 8 fipple pipes, 8 note sca... More

DCM 0966: Joseph Dupre Flute in C

DCM 0966: Joseph Dupre Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, ebony cap with ivory disk inlay, brass liner in head joint. Silver keys, ivory ferrules.; 62.35 cm. Key Holes System: 5 keys, modern style key cups, post and rod on c... More

DCM 0534: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0534: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "Winnebago" Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Cedar, stained medium brown, and showing traces of yellow. All or some of mouthpipe/flue cover had been painted yellow.; ... More

DCM 0691a: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0691a: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "Spain." Roughly rectangular tube in cross section. The portions containing bark form rounded corners and the flat sections are stained dark (puce). The front and back flattened areas contain the 6 ... More

DCM 0749: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM 0749: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian / Central American." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Brown pottery.; 4.3 cm. Key Holes System: Whistle plus 1 fingerhole. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn,... More

DCM 0763: Anonymous, Japanese(?) PiccoloFife in C(?)

DCM 0763: Anonymous, Japanese(?) PiccoloFife in C(?)

DCM ledger: "from Japan?" See "Fife vs. Band Flute." Instrument type: Piccolo/Fife in C(?) Medium: Copper alloy with bright nickel plate.; 32 cm. Key Holes System: 2/8 holes (including double hole for finger 2... More

DCM 0652: Theobald Boehm Flute in C

DCM 0652: Theobald Boehm Flute in C

Embouchure barrel slightly concave for lower lip. DCM ledger cites Boehm Record Book: "No. 1. 1847. September 15. Eine Flote von Messing und vergoldet, mit Ring Klapper von Neusilber." Presented to Briccialdi. ... More

DCM 0845: Anonymous, North American Indian (Potawatomi) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0845: Anonymous, North American Indian (Potawatomi) Courting Flute...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Potawatomi." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Tube apparently made of a segment of gun barrel, quite old, having a hammer weld seam. Stained wood fl... More

DCM 0791: Anonymous, North American Indian (Mandan) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0791: Anonymous, North American Indian (Mandan) Courting Flute (Ve...

DCM ledger: "Mandan." The brass mouthpipe appears to have been a shell casing. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified soft wood, entirely covered with a length of animal i... More

DCM 0375: Anonymous Panpipes

DCM 0375: Anonymous Panpipes

See DCM 366, Notes. DCM ledger: "A melody instrument, to be played by itself. The adjacent pipes are tuned in thirds and two pipes are to be sounded at once." Instrument type: Panpipes Medium: Bamboo.; 1.5 cm.... More

DCM 1566: Theodore Berteling Clarinet in B-flat

DCM 1566: Theodore Berteling Clarinet in B-flat

Instrument type: Clarinet in B-flat Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 60.5 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 13 keys, modern style key cups plus 2 rings for B-F# resonance hole. Mark Maximum: BERTEL... More

DCM 1502: Anonymous, possibly French Flute in C

DCM 1502: Anonymous, possibly French Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 59.7 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, modern style key cups, post and rod. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Head joint, both sections,... More

DCM 0226: Jean Baptiste Tabard Flute in C

DCM 0226: Jean Baptiste Tabard Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony(?), decorative silver keys, ivory ferrules.; 61.6 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flat flaps, post and rod. With a well-designed post and rod mechanism mounted on... More

DCM 1101: Christopher Gerock Flute in C

DCM 1101: Christopher Gerock Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory (bone?) cap (original?) and ferrules, silver keys.; 60.65 cm. Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flat flaps, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (unicorn head) / C · GE... More

DCM 1019: Anonymous Whistle

DCM 1019: Anonymous Whistle

See DCM 1017. Contains threaded hole, likely a handle from an unknown device, possibly a cane. Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Horn.; 9.6 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsi... More

DCM 0275: Hermann Wrede Clarinet in C

DCM 0275: Hermann Wrede Clarinet in C

Barrel from another instrument, see Langwill regarding barrel. Upper section, 3 original cross pins. Lower, 1 original cross pin. Instrument type: Clarinet in C Medium: Boxwood, brass keys, ivory ferrules.; 52... More

DCM 0879: Anonymous Shinobue or Takebue (Transverse Flute)

DCM 0879: Anonymous Shinobue or Takebue (Transverse Flute)

Instrument has large embouchure (2.5 x 15.2 cm.). Instrument type: Shinobue or Takebue (Transverse Flute) Medium: Bamboo, stained brown and wrapped at ends with closely spaced rattan. The upper end stopper mate... More

DCM 1154: Meacham Flute in C

DCM 1154: Meacham Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, silver key, ivory ferrules.; 61 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap, pin in block. Mark Maximum: J. & H · MEACHAM / ALBANY / (unicorn head) Mark Additional: Ma... More

DCM 0394: Monzani Flute in C

DCM 0394: Monzani Flute in C

Silver ferrules are hallmarked. DCM ledger: "See No. 249. This flute seems a better 'match' with Nos. 250 & 251 to make the set of three. No. 249 much earlier." Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, ivory ... More

DCM 1198: Monzani Flute in C

DCM 1198: Monzani Flute in C

Keys stamped with crown, except 1 replacement key. Hallmarks on silver ferrules. Seventh key is extra B-flat lever (first finger RH). Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, ivory cork-setting mechanism, sil... More

DCM 0657: Boehm & Greve Flute in C

DCM 0657: Boehm & Greve Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, brass keys.; 66.2 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, round flat flaps, pin in block. Mark Maximum: BOEHM & GREVE / A / MUNICH Mark Additional: Ma... More

DCM 0444: Henry Starck Flute in C

DCM 0444: Henry Starck Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Rosewood(?), bright nickel silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 65.2 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, Nicholson holes, shallow saltspoon, post and rod direct mount. Mar... More

DCM 0188: Jean-Louis Tulou Flute in C

DCM 0188: Jean-Louis Tulou Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, with finish, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined sockets and metal upper tenon on center joint.; 68.3 cm. Key Holes System: Old system, Tulou model. 12 keys, m... More

DCM 1239: Wigley & McGregor Bass Flute in C

DCM 1239: Wigley & McGregor Bass Flute in C

Mark on foot: 2 / (Royal arms) / WIGLEY & McGREGOR / PATENTEES / 151 STRAND / LONDON Instrument type: Bass Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, brass keys and U-bend pipe.; 89.1 cm. Key Holes Sy... More

DCM 0765: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM 0765: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM ledger: "American Indian." Instrument type: Whistle (Duct Flute) Medium: Clay.; 7.8 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 25 Jan. 1928.

DCM 0571: P. G. Milnes Flute in C

DCM 0571: P. G. Milnes Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys and ferrules.; 64.8 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, with pewter plugs over round plates for C#, C. Mark Maximum: P.G. MILNES / IPSWICH Mark Addit... More

DCM 0021: Rudall Carte & Co. Flute Head Joint

DCM 0021: Rudall Carte & Co. Flute Head Joint

Instrument type: Flute Head Joint Medium: 18 karat gold; 21.45 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Case: Case (23.7 cm.), lined with green satin, covered with brown morocco. Provenance: William R. Gibbs, Boston, 11 Jan. 1908.

DCM 1180: Thibouville père & fils Flute in C

DCM 1180: Thibouville père & fils Flute in C

Note taped to head: "This flute became mine...the year 1834...It was an old flute then." Note signed Geo. B. Lincoln. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, silver key, ivory ferrules.; 54.95 cm. Key Hol... More

DCM 0043: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. Flute in C

DCM 0043: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver, metal/wood/metal embouchure barrel.; 65.2 cm. Key Holes System: Carte's 1851 patent, post and rod. Mark Maximum: COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDALS. / Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co. ... More

DCM 0510: Theodore Berterling Flute in C

DCM 0510: Theodore Berterling Flute in C

With wood crutch. The head joint barrel section contains the tuning slide inner leg tube and is attached to the upper section with machine threads, the male threads of which are actually cut into the wood of th... More

DCM 0515: Henry Wylde Piccolo in C

DCM 0515: Henry Wylde Piccolo in C

Instrument type: Piccolo in C Medium: Cocus, silver lip plate, keys, and ferrules, metal-lined head joint.; 29.3 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. Mark Maximum: WYLDE / FROM / RUDALL & ROS... More

DCM 0872: Anonymous Flute in C

DCM 0872: Anonymous Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony(?), wood cap and cork-setting mechanism, mother-of-pearl bushing at embouchure, end of cap, bushings for 6 principal fingerholes, and at silver ferrules. Silver keys, m... More

DCM 1394: Anonymous Whistle

DCM 1394: Anonymous Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: White china, glazed.; 7.2 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 16 Nov. 1939.

DCM 0971: Stengel Flute in C

DCM 0971: Stengel Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, brass keys.; 61.6 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, round flat flaps, pin in brass-lined blocks. Mark Maximum: (crown) / .STENGEL. /.BAIREUTH. /... More

Le  Concert d'une Faune (The Faun's Concert)

Le Concert d'une Faune (The Faun's Concert)

after a drawing by Carlo Cignani, painter, 1628-1719 (artist notes) Italian (artist nationality) painter and engraver (artist role) Cignani, Carlo, 1628-1719 (original artist) Verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Mi B U [... More

DCM 0950: Anonymous Whistle

DCM 0950: Anonymous Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Ivory.; 7.5 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Cracked at back of fipple block. Provenance: Antique Art Galleries, London, 30 July 1930.

DCM 1612: William Sherman Haynes Flute in C

DCM 1612: William Sherman Haynes Flute in C

Correspondence from Paul de Jong, 21 Jan. 1999, of the Otto Luening Trust, "Played by him [Otto Lueing] on countless occasions...used in the first experiments in electronic music, and they were Mr. Luening's fa... More

DCM 0505: Martin frères Flute in C

DCM 0505: Martin frères Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Rosewood, silver keys and ferrules.; 67.2 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm 1832 system, conical. 2 key cups are each equipped with opposing adjustment screws. Dorus G#. Roller C#... More

DCM 0684: Johann Baptist Merklein Czakan (Walking Stick Flageolet)

DCM 0684: Johann Baptist Merklein Czakan (Walking Stick Flageolet)

Keys are recessed into body except for G# which has a raised wooden block glued and morticed into position and possibly original in that form. Instrument type: Czakan (Walking Stick Flageolet) Medium: Boxwood, ... More

DCM 1417: Adolf Hüttl Flute in C

DCM 1417: Adolf Hüttl Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus(?), ivory and cocus cap, ivory head, silver-plated keys and ferrules.; 69.8 cm. Key Holes System: 9 keys, foot to B. Modern style key cups implies it is from a time wh... More

DCM 0753: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0753: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Wh...

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Bone.; 18.8 cm. Key Holes System: 0/2 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkho... More

DCM 1640: Anonymous Swab Rod

DCM 1640: Anonymous Swab Rod

Instrument type: Swab Rod Medium: Rosewood(?), threaded silver coupler.; 41.6 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Source not known.

DCM 0863: Anonymous, Central American Indian Flute (Fragment)

DCM 0863: Anonymous, Central American Indian Flute (Fragment)

DCM ledger: "Totonac Indian...from Vera Cruz." Instrument type: Flute (Fragment) Medium: Terracotta.; 7.65 cm. Key Holes System: Blow hole only remaining part of instrument. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: E... More

DCM 0596: Rudall Carte & Co. Flute in E-flat

DCM 0596: Rudall Carte & Co. Flute in E-flat

Instrument type: Flute in E-flat Medium: Ebonite, silver keys and ferrules. Metal-lined head joint (full length) and sockets.; 50.8 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, round, post and rod, direct mount. Mark Maximum... More

DCM 0385: John Hale Flute in C

DCM 0385: John Hale Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap, ferrules, and cork-setting mechanism, silver keys.; 66.5 cm., 67.35 cm., 68.1 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, square flaps, foot to C (with decoration on t... More

DCM 0798: Chabrier de Peloubet Flute in C

DCM 0798: Chabrier de Peloubet Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap with cork-setting mechanism and ferrules, brass keys.; 60.9 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, round flaps, pin in block. Mark Maximum: C. PELOUBET / NEW-YORK ... More

DCM 1630: C. G. Conn Flute in C

DCM 1630: C. G. Conn Flute in C

Mother-of-pearl key touch plates and embouchure plate attaching screw cover inlays (2, on each head). Body joint barrel elaborately engraved. The left hand 1st finger and the thumb rest, of ebonite, are support... More

DCM 0634: Anonymous Flageolet

DCM 0634: Anonymous Flageolet

Just above the terminating decorative turned bead, there is a brass pin inserted laterally, purpose unknown, possibly for a supporting bracket. Instrument type: Flageolet Medium: Boxwood, brass keys, flanges.; ... More

DCM 0480: Red Fox, North American Indian (Qupaw) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0480: Red Fox, North American Indian (Qupaw) Courting Flute (Verti...

The instrument is finely finished on the exterior, the upper half being stained a rich brown, and the lower half having three color schemes consisting of a blond middle section area, with the fingerhole flat st... More

DCM 1131: Hawes Flute in C

DCM 1131: Hawes Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ivory, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 66.8 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, pin in block. Mark Maximum: HAWES / LONDON Mark Additional: Mark on head, b... More

DCM 0513: Garrett Flute in C

DCM 0513: Garrett Flute in C

Keys elegantly hallmarked and stamped: WK. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Rosewood, silver cap, keys, ferrules, head joint slide lining.; 66.6 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plugs over sq... More

DCM 0695: Ivan O. Hawk "Strap" Fife

DCM 0695: Ivan O. Hawk "Strap" Fife

Instrument type: "Strap" Fife Medium: Bakelite.; 44.95 cm. Key Holes System: See DCM 694. Leather strap, in place of keys, when pressed by a finger, determines the length of the resonating tube. Mark Maximum: ... More

DCM 1512: Anonymous, Chinese Di (Transverse Flute)

DCM 1512: Anonymous, Chinese Di (Transverse Flute)

Instrument type: Di (Transverse Flute) Medium: Bamboo, lacquered black, bone ferrules, and with green, white, and pink design.; 59.4 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes, plus membrane hole, 2 tassel holes, plus 2 ... More

DCM 0232: Abelardo Albisi Albisiphon in C (See Notes.)

DCM 0232: Abelardo Albisi Albisiphon in C (See Notes.)

According to letter from Meriggioli to DCM dated 13 Nov. 1937, this "Baritone (Bass) Flute in C is the first buil[t] by Mr. Albisi...and was used in the score of his opera 'La Parisina.'" This instrument has a ... More

DCM 0200: Rampone Flute in C

DCM 0200: Rampone Flute in C

On barrel, small eliptical gold plaque inlaid with initial: F.S. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ivory, enamelled head joint cap and bottom ferrule in turquoise and white, silver keys and ferrules, silver f... More

DCM 1428: Prosper Colas Flute in C

DCM 1428: Prosper Colas Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Nickel silver.; 59.6 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, to low D, modern post and rod keywork attached to ribs. The six principal rank toneholes are also drilled through thick ri... More

DCM 1494: Raoul Fajardo Flute Head Joint

DCM 1494: Raoul Fajardo Flute Head Joint

Like DCM 1493, the head has a tapered pine wooden wedge or baffle but which is glued into a predetermined position. The head cap/cork unit does not utilize a rubber O-ring, but instead terminates with a piece o... More

DCM 0996: Heinrich Grenser Flute in C

DCM 0996: Heinrich Grenser Flute in C

The presence of "Germany" stamp may have been applied in compliance with a 1890 tariff act requiring all merchandise entering the U.S. to show place of origin. See DCM 997. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: E... More

DCM 1653: Moon Flute in C (Part only)

DCM 1653: Moon Flute in C (Part only)

Instrument type: Flute in C (Part only) Medium: Rosewood(?).; 20.7 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: At least a 4-keyed instrument originally, pin in block. Mark Maximum: MOON / PLYMOUTH Condition: G# key mount bl... More

DCM 0661: Milos N. Ignjatovic(?) Dvojnice (Double Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0661: Milos N. Ignjatovic(?) Dvojnice (Double Vertical Whistle Flu...

Instrument type: Dvojnice (Double Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified hard wood.; 28.35 cm. Key Holes System: Left tube: 0/4 holes. Right tube: 0/3 holes. Mark Maximum: Miloš N. Ignjatovic Mark Additi... More

DCM 1639: Anonymous Flute Swab

DCM 1639: Anonymous Flute Swab

Instrument type: Flute Swab Medium: Oak shaft, heavily varnished, with thread windings and black yarn swab head.; 68.3 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Source not known.

DCM 1072: Anonymous Notched Flute

DCM 1072: Anonymous Notched Flute

DCM ledger: "Africa." Instrument type: Notched Flute Medium: Bamboo, decorated at bottom with cloth binding under a beaded fabric garnish.; 58.6 cm. Key Holes System: 0/4 holes, relatively evenly spaced. Mark ... More

DCM 1223: Anonymous Flute in C

DCM 1223: Anonymous Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, ivory cork-setting mechanism with silver shaft in wood cap, silver keys, ferrules, and lined sockets.; 70.6 cm. Key Holes System: 10 keys, round flat flaps, foot to B... More

DCM 0377: Edward Riley, senior Flute in C

DCM 0377: Edward Riley, senior Flute in C

An inexpensive grade flute, marked E. Riley, who was known as a musical instruments dealer. All 4 joints of this instrument have at least one knot. In addition to actual damage and repairs (see Condition) this ... More

DCM 0171: Anonymous, Japanese Shinobue (Transverse Flute)

DCM 0171: Anonymous, Japanese Shinobue (Transverse Flute)

Instrument type: Shinobue (Transverse Flute) Medium: Bamboo, lacquered red inside, decorated with 12 rattan windings.; 48.95 cm. Key Holes System: 0/7 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Cracked full leng... More

DCM 0411: Anonymous Flute in C

DCM 0411: Anonymous Flute in C

The ivory block element has been broken away on both sides of the key and has been replaced with 2 decorative silver plates, each applied with 2 silver pins or tacks, and each terminating at its extremity with ... More

DCM 0988: Louis Lot Flute in C

DCM 0988: Louis Lot Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Grenadilla, including cap and cork-setting mechanism. Silver keys, ferrules, socket liners, upper body joint upper tenon.; 60.8 cm. Key Holes System: 5 keys, post and rod, m... More

DCM 1617: Anonymous Transverse Flute

DCM 1617: Anonymous Transverse Flute

Instrument type: Transverse Flute Medium: Bamboo, partially painted black and green, with painted area scratched or carved away for natural bamboo color.; 37.9 cm. Key Holes System: 0/5 holes plus 4 vent holes... More

DCM 0347: Louis Drouet Flute in C

DCM 0347: Louis Drouet Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, silver keys, ivory ferrules, brass-lined head.; 67.1 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, foot to low C, saltspoon, pin in block. Foot joint includes typical Drouet C#, C ke... More

DCM 0105: Anonymous Whistle

DCM 0105: Anonymous Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone, possibly from large bird, stained purple with thong loop.; 14.9 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Traveling salesman, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 1919.

DCM 0579: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0579: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 8.2 cm. Key Holes System: Lateral fipple hole. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30 Mar. 1926.

DCM 0501: Anonymous, likely English Flute in A-flat (B)

DCM 0501: Anonymous, likely English Flute in A-flat (B)

This A-flat band flute was sold originally as a B-flat flute, possibly a B-flat fife. See "Fife vs. Band Flute." Instrument type: Flute in A-flat (B) Medium: Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, brass keys.; 39.2 ... More

DCM 0420: Anonymous Walking Stick Flute in C

DCM 0420: Anonymous Walking Stick Flute in C

The pommel affixes to the head joint with machine threads. The instrument has an added left thumbhole awkwardly placed too near the B-flat key lever and upper C key tonehole. This appears to be an addition, pos... More

DCM 0876: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0876: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux." Mouthpiece end is painted turquoise, and the large bird's head end is painted black or charcoal with 2 yellow dots for eyes, and decorative turquoise painted dots. Flue cover carved in the ... More

DCM 0614: Leroux Flute in C

DCM 0614: Leroux Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, brass key, black horn ferrules.; 61.75 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, round flat flap, pin in block. Mark Maximum: (5-pointed star) / LEROUX / (5-pointed star) Mark A... More

DCM 1179: Arnold Dolmetsch Treble (Alto) Recorder in F

DCM 1179: Arnold Dolmetsch Treble (Alto) Recorder in F

Instrument type: Treble (Alto) Recorder in F Medium: Cocus, ivory ferrules and beak.; 50.4 cm. Key Holes System: 1/7 holes, double holes 6 and 7. Mark Maximum: DOLMETSCH (cross) (circle shape) / 316 (in circle... More