D-flat Piccolo Flute

D-flat Piccolo Flute

D-flat Piccolo Range

At one time, bands used Piccolos pitched a half-step higher in the key of D-flat.  While instruments are extant, none are currently being manufactured.  I only include the instrument here as a historical curiosity.  I do however, know a flutist who owns a D-flat Piccolo just for the sole purpose of playing the solo from Stars and Stripes Forever as the Piccolo part for the C Piccolo is in A-flat, while the D-flat Piccolo part is in the much easier key of G.  Everything is exactly like the C Piccolo except transposed up one half-step.