This image shows a group of ancient egyptian street musicians. (1) Woman with a tall light harp with fourteen strings. (2) Cithara. (3) Te-bouni, or banjo. (4) Double flute. (5) Shoulder Harp. (6) Singer, clapping hands.

Ancient Egyptian Music

This image shows a group of ancient egyptian street musicians. (1) Woman with a tall light harp with…

Ancient forms of the harp, drum, flute, and castanets.

Assorted Musical Instruments

Ancient forms of the harp, drum, flute, and castanets.

"Auletris.- Performer on the double flute or diaulos. (From a Greek red-figured vase; 5th century B.C.)"-Whitney, 1902.

Auletris

"Auletris.- Performer on the double flute or diaulos. (From a Greek red-figured vase; 5th century B.C.)"-Whitney,…

An illustration of a line of seven boys playing the flute.

Seven Boys Playing Flute

An illustration of a line of seven boys playing the flute.

Noted for its voracious appetite, the flute-playing cassican has been known to eat small birds.

Flute-Playing Cassican

Noted for its voracious appetite, the flute-playing cassican has been known to eat small birds.

A chalil, which is a pipe or flute.  The word means "bored through" and is found in 1 Sam 10:5.

Chalil

A chalil, which is a pipe or flute. The word means "bored through" and is found in 1 Sam 10:5.

This illustration shows harps, pipe, and flute, from an ancient tomb near the Pyramids.

Egyptian Music

This illustration shows harps, pipe, and flute, from an ancient tomb near the Pyramids.

Bore open and cylindrical, the only in which the vibratory motion is produced from a lateral mouth-hole. It is made of wood, silver or of German Silver. Its total range, chromatically, is three full octaves

Flute

Bore open and cylindrical, the only in which the vibratory motion is produced from a lateral mouth-hole.…

A cylindrical wind instrument, with holes along its length, stopped by the figners or by keys opened by the fingers.

Flute

A cylindrical wind instrument, with holes along its length, stopped by the figners or by keys opened…

"In music, an instrument of the pipe kind, in which the tone is produced by the impact of a current of air upon the edge of a hole in the side of a tube." -Whitney, 1911

Flute

"In music, an instrument of the pipe kind, in which the tone is produced by the impact of a current…

The engraving, Music from 'Mirrour of the World' by William Caxton, the first English printer.

Music

The engraving, Music from 'Mirrour of the World' by William Caxton, the first English printer.

This is an illustration of the Second Book of Nursery Rhymes by artist Paul Woodroffe in 1896. The drawing seems to suggest an old person on a horse being paraded in the street by two young boys, one playing the flute.

Second Book of Nursery Ryhmes

This is an illustration of the Second Book of Nursery Rhymes by artist Paul Woodroffe in 1896. The drawing…

The pied piper playing as children follow.

Pied Piper

The pied piper playing as children follow.

A primative musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of tubes of cane, wood, metal, or stone, closed at the lower end.

Pan Pipes

A primative musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of tubes of cane, wood, metal, or stone,…

A primative musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of tubes of cane, wood, metal, or stone, closed at the lower end.

Pan Pipes

A primative musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of tubes of cane, wood, metal, or stone,…

The medallion symbol is a symbol of a tambourine with flutes in the background. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany which symbolizes the art of singing.

Medallion Symbol

The medallion symbol is a symbol of a tambourine with flutes in the background. Designed by sculptor…