Doppelrohrflöte German

A double-mouthed half-covered stop of 8' or 4' pitch, essentially a cross between the Doppelflöte and the Rohrflöte. It is most commonly made of wood. When made of metal, Audsley recommends a one-fifth mouth, arched upper lip, and a wooden stopper perforated with a vertical hole. The 8' octave is often of stopped pipes with single mouths.

Audsley describes its tone as �brighter, lighter, and more open� than the Doppelflöte. Irwin describes it thus:

The double mouths of the Doppelflöte emit a strong fundamental and a few of the lower-pitched odd-numbered harmonics. The rohr of the Rohrflöte gives a soft overlay of even-numbered harmonics, making this timbre just a little �open�. This large-scale wooden rank is really a stopped Flute in tone. However, it approaches some distinction in tonality by its liquid and pervading voice, which is moderately loud.

Variants

Doppelrohrgedeckt
Doppelrohrbordun

Examples

None known. Contributions welcome.

Bibliography

Audsley[1]: Doppelrohrflote. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Doppelrohrflöte; II.XXXVI Doppelrohrflöte. Irwin[1]: Doppelrohrflöte.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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