In this film, Keith Bragg introduces his instrument – the piccolo.
The fingering is identical to that of the flute and flute players often alternate with piccolo. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the piccolo’s debut in a major work, where it adds a bright florescence to the Finale. Beethoven’s delighted rushes and trills also caught on, and the piccolo quickly became the go-to instrument for jubilation, a faculty it has never lost.
587 Hz – 4.2 kHz
Did you know?
The piccolo is particularly popular in military music. One of its greatest moments is its famous solo in The Stars and Stripes Forever!