This Library of Congress website features an exhibition that "takes its inspiration from the musical and verbal relationship between birds and flutes." Not only are their 1,500 flutes and other wind instruments in this collection given to the Library of Congress by a scientist in 1941, there are also "books, prints, photographs, music, correspondence, trade catalogs, [and] statuary." Visitors are encouraged to go to the "Multimedia" section of the website for a three-minute selection of bird-like tunes for the flute from "Bird Fancyer's Delight", which is from a CD called For the Birds. A less bird-like, but equally beautiful, seven-minute piece called "Sonata quarta per canto e b. c." from 1664 can also be found in the Multimedia section. The "Exhibition Items" section of the website can be viewed by "theme", such as "Chatter", "Warble" or "Twitter", or "Alphabetically". Visitors should click on "View Fullscreen" to see the items in all their glory.
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