Decima Quinta Italian|
Klein[e] Octave German/English
Super Octave English
Octava Composita (unknown)
Regula Minima Latin
These are the names most commonly given to the Principal of 2' pitch in the manuals and 4' pitch in the pedal. The pipes are of open metal construction. Kleinoktav is also a synonym for Twenty-Second.
On theatre organs, according to Strony, the Fifteenth is extended not from a Diapason but from a string, usually a Viol d'Orchestre.
Authorities differ as to the meaning of Octavin.
See Doublette and Fifre for alternate meanings of those names.
Compare with Quarte de Nasard.
Osiris contains over 400 examples of Fifteenth, nearly 400 examples of Super Octave, 275 examples of Doublette, 150 examples of Quincena, 80 example of Supero[c/k]tav, 25 examples of Superoctaaf, 16 examples of Klein[e]o[c/k]tav[e] (of which nine are at 2' pitch), and 15 examples each of Decimaquinte and Quintadecima. Of the nine examples of Sedecima, none are at 2' pitch, and the single example of Fifre is at 1'. No examples are known of Disdiapason, Octava Composita, Quindecima, Quinzième or Regula Minima. Contributions welcome.
See the Sound Files appendix for general information.
|Octava 2', Hauptwerk||Reinhardtsgrimma, Sachsen, Germany||Silbermann, 1731||arpeggio|
|Octava 2', Hinterwerk||Reinhardtsgrimma, Sachsen, Germany||Silbermann, 1731||arpeggio|
|Principal 2', Swell||First Baptist Church, Riverside, California, USA||Schantz, 1966||arpeggio|
|Fifteenth 2', Great||St. Anne's Church, Moseley, Birmingham, England||Brindley & Foster, 1907||arpeggio|
|Fifteenth 4', Pedal||St. Anne's Church, Moseley, Birmingham, England||Nicholson, 1969||arpeggio|
|Prinzipal 2'||Chamber Organ||Ott, 2003||arpeggio|
|Prinzipal 2', Manual II||University of Illinois, USA||Buzard, 1986||arpeggio|
Original website compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.|
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