Corneta Clara Spanish
Corneta Real[e] Spanish
Cornet[a] Tolosana Spanish

The names denote Spanish Cornet stops. According to Williams they were �usually of more ranks than V in the larger organs; gentler in tone than the French Cornet, being necessary neither for frequent solos nor for boosting the reed trebles�. Grove calls them �common but not so stereotyped in pipe content [as French Cornets]�.

The spellings Cornet Tolosana and Corneta Real do not appear in the literature, but we assume them to be synonyms. The word clara is a noun referring to various things of a clear nature (e.g. egg whites, a break in the weather). The word reale means �royal� or �magnificent�. The word Tolosana refers to the city of Toulouse.

See Tolosana.

Examples

Osiris contains six examples of Corneta Clara, eight examples of Corneta Real, and one of Cornet Tolosana.

Corneta Clara V, Organo Segundo, Epistle Organ; Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain; Faleiro, 1668-73. This is the earliest known example of this name.

Corneta Clara, manual right; Parroquia de San Cipriano, Isaba, Navarra, Spain; Thomás 1751.

Corneta Clara VI, manual right; Palacio Rubios Parroquia, Avila, Spain; Nicolas Gill 1768.

Corneta Clara VII, Organo Mayor; Fuentes de Nava Santa Maria, Palencia, Spain; Thadeo Ortega 1790.


Corneta Tolosana V, Positivo, Epistle Organ; Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain; Faleiro, 1668-73. This is the earliest known example of this name.

Corneta Tolosana IV (8'), Organo Mayor; Catedral de Astorga, León, Spain; Amezúa 1877.

Cornet Tolosana III, Cadereta Interior; Parroquia, San Juan de Laguardia, Alava, Spain; Monturas 1792.


Corneta Real VIII, Manual II (right); Braga Cathedral (Gospel side), Braga, Spain; Fontanes 1737. This is the earliest known example.

Corneta Real IV, manual right; Braga Cathedral (Epistle side), Braga, Spain; Fontanes 1739.

Corneta Real 8, Cadretta (right); New Cathedral, Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; Echevarría 1744. From its position in the stop list, this example appears to be a reed. It may have been added in 1890.

Bibliography

Grove[1]: Cornet. Williams[1]: Glossary: Cornet.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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