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An Early American Family of Flutists
Music Faculty Research
  • Wendell Dobbs, Marshall University
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An overview of the history of a dynasty of flutists, flute manufacturers and music publishers established by English emigrant Edward R. Riley in New York. Riley and copperplate printer Thomas Adams formed the firm Riley & Adams in 1812. It is said that all his three sons became music publishers, music instrument manufacturers and retailers.

This article first appeared in the fall 2008 issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the member magazine of the National Flute Association, and is reprinted with permission.

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Wendell Dobbs. "An Early American Family of Flutists" (2008)
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