Dolcan Céleste English?

A Céleste stop listed only by Irwin, who says:

An unusually soft Foundation stop made from Dolcans of 8', one normal in pitch, the other either slightly flat or sharp. It is even softer than the Dulciana Céleste, and, like that stop, forms a useful accompaniment or background effect for other stops or the softer portions of the church service, such as prayer. It is usually tuned to undulate quite slowly to maintain its timbre.

Examples

Dolcan Celeste II 8', Solo; Mother Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Aeolian-Skinner 1951-2.

Dolcan Celeste 8', Choir; Auditorium, Community of Christ (RLDS) World Headquarters Complex, Independence, Missouri, USA; Casavant 1993.

Dolcan Celeste 8', Choir; Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Reuter 1995.

Bibliography

Irwin[1]: Celeste; Dolcan Celeste.
 
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