Instruments Played on Broadway Shows, Film, and Television:
Flute in C
Alto Flute in G
Recorders (soprano, alto, sopranino) - "The Secret Garden" "Cyrano" "A Man of No Importance" "Mary Poppins" "Les Miserables"
Indian Bonsuri Flutes - "Aida" "Finding Neverland"
Dizi - Chinese Flutes - "Finding Neverland", jingles for General Motors, General Foods, misc. others
Irish Flutes - "A Man of No Importance"
Irish Pennywhistles - "The Producers Movie - closing credits" "Finding Neverland" "The Secret Garden" "A Man of No Importance"
Pan Flutes - "The Secret Garden" , GM and other jingles for music production team "tomandandy"
Retuning an 1895 French Rive-Gautie
In 1997 I retuned this low pitch Rive-Gautie flute from A=435 to A=441 modern scale pitch. I used this flute for several years and it can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast Album of "Ragtime The Musical" and others. I would never do this again! It was crazy intense work and I learned more about the flute than I would ever want to think about while performing!
So long! old tone holes . . .
The body of the flute tube has been patched up with new silver tubing on the left hand in order to reposition the tone holes for the A=441 scale. Insane amount of work to do this!
New Tone Hole Positions
The tone holes have been re-soldered into new positions.
I have made several head joints over the years.
Headjoint taper measurements
In this case, from Powell flute ser. #88 which I owned at one time.
Some random notes on chimneys etc.