About the Flutes in Columbia Flute Choir

We are often asked about the different flutes we play. Some of the larger flutes are
relatively new inventions and many people have never seen or heard them. Read more
about the different flutes below.

FLUTE (C FLUTE)PICCOLOBASSALTOCONTR'ALTO ('FAYE')CONTRABASS ('KING')SUBCONTRABASS ('KONG')

The flutes are (from left to right): FLUTE (C FLUTE), PICCOLO, BASS FLUTE,
ALTO FLUTE, CONTR'ALTO FLUTE, CONTRABASS FLUTE, 8 feet in length,
and the SUB CONTRABASS FLUTE IN G, a full 12 feet in length.



Sound Samples


PICCOLO - the smallest (sounding one octave above the concert flute)

Audio Recording

FLUTE - the standard concert flute, built in the key of C

Audio Recording

ALTO FLUTE - in the key of G, one fourth below the concert flute

Audio Recording

BASS FLUTE - in the key of C (one octave below the concert flute)

Audio Recording

CONTR'ALTO FLUTE - in the key of G (one octave below the alto flute)

Audio Recording

CONTRABASS FLUTE - in the key of C (one octave below the bass flute)

Audio Recording

SUB CONTRABASS FLUTE IN G - in the key of G (one octave below the contr'alto flute)

Audio Recording






Photo and sound samples of each flute by Director Sharyn Byer.