Giedde’s Collection of 18th Century Flute Music (digital)

This e-collection contains mainly digitised works from the 1700s for flute, both printed sheet music and in manuscript. It contains 1,230 works, 665 of which are printed. There are about 170 composers on the list. Some of the works are unique specimens or comparatively rare.

W.H.R.R. Giedde was from 1791-93 head of The Royal Orchestra and a keen music amateur on his flute, and after his death his collection went to the Royal Music Archive. In 1903 the collection and this archive were incorporated in The Royal Library and is today one of the treasures of the Music and Theatre Department.

A comprehensiveintroduction explains the history of the collection.

The collection is an independent sub-base in The Royal Library’s catalogue, REX. If you search in REX or, you will automatically be guided to the online edition.

The works form part of The Danish National Digital Sheet Music Archive.

Contact: Anne Ørbæk Jensen