Piccolo Sheet Music / Score - Download and Print
The name piccolo comes from the Italian for "small" although it is called ottavino (which means "little octave") in Italy. It is a half-size flute from the woodwind instrument family.
The sound produced by the piccolo is an octave higher than appears on sheet music The modern piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, the standard transverse flute, but the sound it produces is an octave higher than written. Modern piccolos are manufactured in the key of C or D♭. John Philip Sousa used the D♭ piccolo for the solo in the final repeat of the closing section of "The Stars and Stripes Forever".