A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist, Second Edition
by Susan J. Maclagan
Foreword by Trevor Wye
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
Hardcover; 405 pages
This second edition of Susan J. Maclagan's A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear, concise, and in-depth definitions of more than 1,650 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system or early flute could encounter. Fully illustrated with more than 200 carefully labeled images make the definitions easier to visualize. The entries describe terms related to all aspects of the flute: flute parts and types including historical flutes, playing techniques, acoustics, articulations, intonation, common ornaments, flute-making and flute repairs, flute history, and biographies of flute-related people mentioned in the definitions.
New to the second edition are contributed articles about beatbox flute by Greg Pattillo, crowns and stoppers by Gary Lewis, Boehm flute scales from 1847 to the present by Gary Lewis, and early music on the modern flute by Barthold Kuijken. Diagrams of some important body parts used in flute playing, such as the muscles of the face and throat, are also included. Updated appendixes cover flute classifications, members of the Boehm-system flute family, types of historically related flutes and their parts, parts of both modern Boehm-system and older or modified Boehm-system flutes, Boehm-system key and tone-hole names, head-joint options and tools of the trade, orchestra and opera audition exerpts, “An Easy Guide to Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale” by Trevor Wye, who also contributed the foreword, and “Flute Clutches” by David Shorey. Dictionary entries in this second edition now feature cross-referencing, and an expanded bibliography lists sources for further research.
The second edition of A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist is an essential reference volume for flutists of all levels and for libraries supporting student, professonal, and amateur musicians.