A comprehensive database of quotations that refer to the recorder may be accessed via the side panel to the right of this article.
This database contains quotations, mostly in English that refer to the recorder directly or indirectly including cognates of the words ‘recorder’, ‘tibia’, ‘fistula’, ‘pipe’, ‘still pipe’, ‘still music’, ‘flute’, and others. It covers the period 1100 to the present day and is drawn from dictionaries, poetry, drama, libretto, short stories, novels and manuals on the training of singing birds and natural history. The operation of this database is (or should be) self-explanatory. The abbreviated citations in the References field of each record refer to items listed in the Bibliography accessible via the side panel to the right of this page.
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Cite this article as: Lander, N.S. (1996-2016). Recorder Home Page: Literary references. Last accessed Thursday, October 27th, 2016. http://www.recorderhomepage.net/literary-theatrical-references/