Flute Lore, Flute Tales: Artifacts, History, and Stories About the Flute (Paperback)
Explore the flute's four types as they have appeared on most continents since prehistoric times. This book follows the discovery of artifacts and the historical impact of the instrument. Stories are included in many chapters. Myths, legends, and fairytales are re-told as they pertain to a regional flute. Sumer, the ancient Mediterranean world, Africa, India, the Orient, the Americas, and Europe are presented. The last pages cover eminent flautists, women musicians, jazz flutists, and finally, musical groups and performers who have made the traditional and folk instruments popular again.
About the Author
Katherine L. Holmes obtained an M.A. in Writing from the University of Minnesota. In the last years, she worked with used books in Duluth, Minnesota, and also, collected many of the flutes that are in this book. As a teenager, she took lessons from Sidney Zeitlin, principal flutist for the Minnesota Orchestra. Her mother taught string music and her paternal grandfather, a professional French hornist, played with Sousa. She has four other books published. The House in Windward Leaves was a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards and the Next Generation Book Awards. More information is at her website: https: //sites.google.com/site/katherinelholmesauthorprofile/