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(Göttingen, active c1809-?) Boxwood eight-keyed original with buffalo-horn rings and brass keywork, in the Shrine to Music Museum, Vermillion SD. With screw-cork. 430, 440. Also available with B-foot, after original in Leipzig.

Boie flute by Folkers & Powell

The Instrument

Though it is not quite certain which Boie, father or one of two sons, was responsible for this design, it seems most likely that it was Friedrich Boie, who succeeded Johann Friedrich at some time before or after his death in 1809 and continued his business making flutes and clarinets. The Boie flute is of course a fully-fledged 19th-century instrument, with a range down to B for playing Viennese repertoire that otherwise would require a Koch, Ziegler, or similar instrument.

The Music

All the 19th-century repertoire.

No sound sample is available for this instrument.

Order options

This flute is available as a special order only.

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