Vox Humana Posted January 19, 2006 Share Posted January 19, 2006 I hope not too many of you have come across this one before. In 1882 William Hill & Son built a 4-manual organ for the Roman Catholic priory of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St Denis, Torquay, Devon. It had the following curious stop list: (William Hill & Son, 1882) GREAT ORGAN Tibia Pileata Gravis 16 Regula Primaria 8 Tibia Fistulata 8 Octava 4 Duodecima 3 Quintadecima 2 Miscella Triplex III Tuba Magna 8 SWELL ORGAN Tibia Pileata Gravis 16 Regula Primaria 8 Tibia Arundinacea 8 Octava 4 Quintadecima 2 Miscella Duplex II Calumus 8 Cornu 8 CHOIR ORGAN Tibia Dulcis 8 Tibia Salicionalis 8 Tibia Pileata Amabilis 8 Tibia Sylvestris 4 Tibia Harmonica 4 SOLO ORGAN Fidis Cruralis 8 Unda Maris 8 Vox humana 8 Cantus Cremonensis 8 Flatus Tremulus PEDAL ORGAN Tibia Aperta Magna 16 Tibia Pileata 16 Fidis Magna 8 COUPLERS Ped. Octavae Copula Man III Sub Octavae Copula Man. III ad Man. II Man. I ad Ped. Man II ad Ped. Man. III ad Ped. ACCESSORIES 3 composition pedals to Great 2 composition pedals to Swell Balanced expression pedal for Swell In 1984 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged slightly and the stop names changed to English. Anyone care to guess what the original specification would have been in English? Quite a few are pretty obvious, I think. The answer is on the web, but I'll trust you not to peek! Does anyone know of any other English organs with Latin stop names? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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