Seeking to bridge the educational divide between modern flute and baroque flute performance opportunities, Traverso Colore was founded in early 2005 as an outgrowth of the baroque flute class at Florida State University. They are a baroque flute ensemble that promotes baroque music on period instruments and creates more opportunities for flutists to perform original and arranged works from this historical era. All the arrangements in the Traverso Colore series, created by Karen McLaughlin Large and Tammara K. Phillips, can be played on baroque flutes as well as modern flutes.
Volume 1 includes: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (George Frideric Handel), Banchetto Musicale: Suite No. 1 (Johann Hermann Schein), Sinfonia 'Non sa che sia dolore' (Johann Sebastian Bach), and Court Music, from the Childhood of Louis XIII (Francois Danican Philidor).
- 5 C Flutes (baroque or modern)
- Tenor Drum and Tambourine (Court Music only, optional)