One of the major aims for The Pleasant Companion is to publish many of the historical tutors for different sorts of flageolets. Out of copyright they can be legally reproduced yet many of them languish in private collections, unviewable and thus unavailable to all but those who can afford the high prices for which they are exchanged.
This project is very much a ‘work in progress’ and the amount transcribed of each tutor can vary. In general, I have concentrated on reproducing the text and fingering charts which specifically refers to flageolets, leaving out passages which concern the basic principles of music. Unfortunately, a lack of time means that few passages of music have been reproduced but this will be eventually addressed. Works labeled with an ‘*’ still need more work to tidy up.
In the tutors, formatting is used to show the difference between original text, original emphasis and editorial notes.
Tutors for Several Different Flageolets
The English and French Flageolet Preceptor
by William Bainbridge
The Single and Double Flageolet Preceptor
published c.1820 by F. Egan *
Complete Flageolet Preceptor
published c. 1840 by G. Cavangh
Tutors for the French Flageolet
published c.1810 by Jules Gard
The Pleasant Companion
published 1668 by Thomas Greeting
La Veritable Maniere...
published 1700 by Jean-Pierre Freillon-Poncein *
A New and Complete Instruction for the Flageolet published c. 1820 by John Collin
Tutor for the Flageolet published c. 1840 by Otto Langey *
Hand-Book for the Flageolet
published c. 1880 by Collinet
Tutors For English Flageolets
for the Flageolet published c.1840 by T. C. Bate
Railway to Music
for the Improved Flageolet published c. 1845 by T. Bull
A tutor for the metal English flageolet published c. 1900 Author unknown *
Tutors for the Flute Flageolet
Preceptor for the Flute Flageolet
published between 1808 and 1812 by William Bainbridge and John Wood
Tutors for the Bird Flageolet
The Bird Fancyer's Delight
published 1717 by Hill