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3d Object DCM 0260: [Giosue Esposito(?)] / Flute in C

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Title
DCM 0260: [Giosue Esposito(?)] / Flute in C
Contributor Names
[Giosue Esposito(?)]
Created / Published
Naples], [late 19c].
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  Barrel and head not original.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Grenadilla, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 66.55 cm.
-  Key Holes System: See DCM 315: "Neapolitan Model Flute.... Special system. Old system." Modified simple system conical bore. In addition to keys for (lower to upper) low C, C#, D#, G#, left thumb and right 1st finger B-flat, and right 1st finger upper B-natural (rather than C), it has fingering for 2nd finger of each hand, each closing an adjacent tonehole above and a 1st finger right hand key also closing 2 adjacent toneholes. Furthermore, depressing the D# key operates a lever which closes the key and tonehole operated by the RH finger ring without closing the tonehole within that ring, thus yielding a more centered forked fingering, which appears to be the only F fingering. There are also 2 keys located quite high on the upper joint operated by both a second left thumb key and/or a third RH 1st finger key, purpose uncertain. Roller C#, C. Correspondence between Miller and Meriggioli refers to the system or model as Neapolitan, De Michelis, or Piazza.
-  Mark Maximum: No mark.
-  Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked, the upper section having 2 spiral cracks.
-  Provenance: G. Meriggioli, Milan, 24 May 1922.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Additional Metadata Formats
METSXML Record

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Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

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The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

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The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

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Giosue Esposito. [DCM 0260: Giosue Esposito? / Flute in C]. [Naples, late 19c] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0260/. (Accessed September 27, 2016.)

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Giosue Esposito. [DCM 0260: Giosue Esposito? / Flute in C]. [Naples, late 19c] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0260/.

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Giosue Esposito. [DCM 0260: Giosue Esposito? / Flute in C]. [Naples, late 19c] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/dcmflute.0260/>.