handsoff Posted December 7, 2009 Share Posted December 7, 2009 I have recently bought the CD of J S Bach's Trio Sonatas recorded by Benjamin Alard on the Aubertin organ in Saint-Louis en l'Ile, Paris. I love the sound of this instrument and feel that it perfectly fits the music, but have a question to demonstrate my ignorance of non-UK organs. In the stoplist there is a pedal stop named "Quint", but at 12' length rather than the 10 2/3' I would have expected and occasionally use on the organ on which I practice. It isn't a misprint as the stop label is clearly visible in one of the photographs in the accompanying the disc. I'm sure that I have probably forgotten more about harmonics than I ever learned but wonder how common a 12' Quint is in Europe and when it would be used. Thank you in advance. P Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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