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Described only by Irwin, who says:

A compound manual stop made from soft Diapasons, perhaps Echo Geigens, Dulcianas, or even Echo Dulcianas, occasionally designed to resemble a Fourniture, Cornet, or some other type of multiple-rank stop.

Bonavia-Hunt also mentions it as one of the �most commonly used miniatures�.

See Mixture; compare with Soft Mixture.

Composition

Irwin gives the following examples at middle C, without any indication as to whether breaks would occur:

1. (III) 4' + 2-2/3' + 2'
2. (IV) 4' + 2-2/3' + 2' + 1-3/5'
3. (V) 4' + 2-2/3' + 2' + 1-3/5' + 1'
4. (VI) 4' + 2-2/3' + 2' + 1-3/5' + 1-1/3' + 1'

Examples

Echo Mixture VI, Positif; Parr Hall, Warrington, England; Cavaillé-Coll 1875.

Echo Mixture II, Swell; St Mary the Virgin, Finedon, Northamptonshire, England; Christopher Schrider 1717.

Bibliography

Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Echo. Irwin[1]: Echo Mixture.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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