Talk:Prothalamion (St. George Tucker, Tui)

Lute rather than flute?

The "flute" part in this work is probably really meant to be marked "Lute", as it is so written in the score. It is possible, I suppose, that the "F" of "flute" got cut off when the score was being photocopied or scanned, as it is right next to the left margin.

But arguing against this are two factors: 1. The part features up to 3 notes playing simultaneously in places; and 2. It is in bass clef.

However, possibly these arguments may be countered thus: 1. The part is intended for more than one flute; and 2. The flutes involved are bass flutes, and so might use bass clef. But you would normally expect the part to explicitly say how many flutes were used if there were more than one, and to clearly differentiate their parts (which it doesn't do); and you would also expect bass flutes to be specifically named in the score if intended.

So it seems likely to me that the part really is a lute part, not a (bass) flute(s) part.

Would I be justified in modifying the page to reflect this, or is what I'm saying mere supposition, without real evidence? M.J.E. 14:14, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

It's almost certainly lute, not flute. She wrote other works including lute and the original uploads and titles were done fairly haphazardly. We're gradually cleaning things up, but it will naturally take time. Carolus 06:14, 19 January 2011 (UTC)