William Hall & Son, NY 8-key

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Instrument: 8-key C flute, cocus wood with Silver? keys and rings

Maker: William Hall & Son, 298 Broadway, New York

Hall (1796-18xx) used this address between 1848 and 1858. William Hall was one of he most important flute makers during the second quarter of the 19th century. Hall was much more than just a flute maker , as he was an important dealer of other musical instruments and was a publisher. Hall worked for flute maker Edward Riley and married on of his daughters. After a brief stay he joined with John Firth to start the company Firth % Hall. In 1833 they joined with Sylvanus Pond and formed Firth, Hall & Pond. In 1847 the firm became William Hall & Son.

Pitch: A=440

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Notes: A flute in the English style with special Nicholsonian features like larger finger holes. This practice was rare in American English-style flutes, while all the rage in England. This flute is in wonderful conditions and play extremely well. 

Demonstration recording of short pieces from Dressler’s Selected Beauties for the Flute

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