Alto Flageolet in g’’
after an anonymous instrument of 17th c.(?), boxwood.

Flageolet, Fluste à six troux (M.Mersenne), Fistula hexastoma (Anastasius Kircher) is a recorder, which has 4 frontal and 2 dorsal tone-holes (thumb-holes) because of its small length. The function of the holes differs from the “common” recorder. The lower thumb-hole functions as the 2nd finger-hole and the upper thumb-hole as overblow-hole. Especially in Handel’s Orchestra-music there are many parts written for the flageolet

Lit, Guido Klemisch, „Die Kernspaltflöte um 1500“ in „Heinrich Isaac und Paul Hofhaimer im Umfeld...“, Edition Helbling, Innsbruck 1997, ISBN 3-85061-077-2)
Lenz Meierott, „Die kleinen Flötentypen“, Schneider ,Tutzing 1974, ISBN 3 7952 0152 7