I've seen \ heard of Piccolo's being used with the fifer's, but not a Flute (or marching Flute). as far as ACW music is concerned.....depends on the music and the setting.....reenactment of a battle? I don't think a flute is appropriate (or maybe I'm having visions of "A Movie Too Long\A Bridge Too Far"). Period Brass Bands with a few woodwind instruments doesn't work for me personally....the tonalities are too juxtaposed. Still a period looking Boehm system flute would be fun to listen to in a camp or church setting.....maybe you're a concert flutist from Oberlin College with an Ohio Regiment, and happened upon a flute in the music room of a plantation a month ago....
Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
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