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The first part of the division flute containing a collection of divisions upon several excellent grounds for the flute being very improveing and delightfull to all lovers of that instrument (John Walsh, London 1706).

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In 1706 John Walsh published in London The first part of the division flute containing a collection of divisions upon several excellent grounds for the flute being very improveing and delightfull to all lovers of that instrument. In 1708 followed The second part of the division flute containing the newest divisions upon the choisest grounds for the flute as also several excellent preludes chacon's and cibells by the best masters. The two books mainly share the same kind of compositions, that is divisions on a ground bass composed by English composers – or who flourished in England.

All the original music is notated in G clef and barred. The full range of the recorder is used throughout the collection, from F3 to F5.

All accidentals in the source are reproduced in the edition, even when they may seem redundant under modern conventions. Editorial accidentals are smaller. In both cases, accidentals remain in force throughout the bar unless specifically cancelled.

1. John Reading (1645 - 1692):   Reading's Ground
scoring: A (Bc)
2. Anonymous:   Paul's Steeple
scoring: A (Bc)
3. Anonymous:   Faronell's Ground
scoring: A (Bc)
4. Anonymous:   Old Simon the King
scoring: A (Bc)
5. Thomas Tollet (? - 1696):   Tollet's Ground
scoring: A (Bc)
6. Anonymous:   Green Sleeves to a Ground
scoring: A (Bc)
8. Anonymous:   Division on a Ground
scoring: A (Bc)
9. Solomon Eccles (1649 - 1710):   A Division on a Ground
scoring: A (Bc)
10. Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):   A division on a ground
scoring: A (Bc)
11. John Banister (1662 - 1736):   A division on a ground
scoring: A (Bc)
12. John Banister (1662 - 1736):   A division on a ground
scoring: A (Bc)