The first in a series of books about the recorder and traverso in France in the late Baroque era.

David Lasocki, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and the Flute: Recorder or Traverso? (published December 2015, e-book price $12.00).

Praise for this book:
"I have now read your book from cover to cover with the music examples open beside me. Thank you for answering a question I've been asking for decades! Now we know." Recorder player, England
"Thank you very much for your book on Charpentier. I found it very interesting!!!" Recorder teacher, Italy
"Your book is great, you did a wonderful job." Recorder player, The Netherlands
"Your excellent publication just arrived to begin a Happy New Year." Recorder player, Switzerland
"I rushed to buy this book because I am dying to know the answer!" Recorder and traverso player, USA
"Thank you for such a valuable piece of work!" Traverso player, Switzerland
"Thank you so much. I have been a great fan of yours for many years and always enjoy reading and learning from you." Recorder teacher, Austria
"I intend to stage La couronne de fleurs by Charpentier in the next few months, so your book has perfect timing!" Recorder player, France
"Your book on Charpentier's use of the flute is a real masterpiece." Traverso and flute player, Italy.
"Could please stop making the rest of us feel completely inadequate by your incredible scholarship and productivity...?" Recorder and traverso player, USA