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(from It. flauto piccolo, little flute; also known as octave flute, It. ottavino).

Small fl. pitched octave higher than concert fl., used in orch. and military band. Famous picc. parts occur in Beethoven's Egmont ov. and in Sousa's march The Stars and Stripes Forever. Also organ stop, metal or wood, of 2′ length and pitch.

Subjects: Music.


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