Chirimía Spanish

Grove and Williams describe this stop as a 4' or 2' Schalmei, sometimes en chamade, imitative of the shawm, and found in organs of the 17th and 18th centuries. Wedgwood claims it to be synonymous with Clarion, citing the �former organ at Seville Cathedral�. The Spanish word chirimía refers to a kind of clarinet or flageolet.

See Gaitas.

Examples

Osiris[1] contains over two dozen examples, fairly evenly distributed between 8', 4' and 2' pitch. Nearly half are en chamade.

Bibliography

Grove[1]: Chirimía. Maclean[1]: Trompetería. Wedgwood[1]: Chirimia.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
Chirimia.html - Last updated 25 December 2001.
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