Oddities and Clearance

Old Style Flageolets

One of a recently uncovered old model of Ralph’s flageolet (whistle) in D; never sold but shop worn.  Good condition – I merely oiled the instrument and cleaned up the windway.  Bands or rings are of silver.  Ralph’s classic yarn-wrap joint.  Wood of black: very expensive to obtain these days due to international shipping restrictions.  This would sell for over 300$ if made today. #5299 which would place the date of having been made to Oct 1992.

 


Ralph Sweet Flageolet


 

Another one of a recently uncovered old model of Ralph’s flageolet (whistle) in D; never sold but shop worn.  Good condition – I merely oiled the instrument and cleaned up the windway. Plays nicely.  No bands or rings.  Ralph’s classic yarn-wrap joint.  Wood of cocobolo: rather expensive to obtain these days due to international shipping restrictions.  This would sell for over 250$ if made today. #M1543 which would place the date of having been made to Apr 2002.

Ralph Sweet Flageolet without rings


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BOOKS

School for the Flute – by C. Nicholson (facsimile of the 1836 edition)

Comprehensive self-tutor for the flute but equally applicable exercises for the fife.  Volumes 1 and 2 combined. Was 25$… NOW 15$ each.




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Complete Music for Fife & Drum – by Walter Sweet

Parts for fife and for drum, selections of the more well known tunes utilized in the New England fife&drum sub-culture, a few not so well known, and in some cases simple harmonies and chords are included.  Instead of an accompanying CD, a link for access to MP3 audio is provided, free with the purchase of the book.  Was 35$… NOW 25$ each.