Flautado Violon Spanish
Gamba Italian
Gambe French, German

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An unimitative string stop of 32', 16' or 8' pitch, one of the more common and generally useful string stops. See also Viol, Viola da Gamba.

Tonal Attributes

Moderately loud; clear, brilliant, incisive.

Construction

Medium scale (a moderately large scale for a string), open metal. The illustration is Audsley's.

Variants

Bearded Gamba
Bell Gamba
Cone Gamba
Contra Gamba
Echo Gamba
Gamba Celeste
Gamba Diapason
Gambette
Gemshorn Gamba
German Gamba
Glockengamba
Gross Gamba
Horn Gamba
Muted Gamba
Nasard Gamba
Oboe Gamba
Octave Gamba
Spitzgamba
Solo Gamba
Stentor Gamba

Examples

Examples are common.

Sound Clips

See the Sound Files appendix for general information.

Gamba 8', Solo Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA Aeolian-Skinner, 1933 St. Anne
Gambe 8', Swell First Baptist Church, Riverside, California, USA Schantz, 1966 arpeggio St. Anne

Bibliography

Audsley[1]: Gamba. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Gamba. Hopkins & Rimbault[1]: § 399, 586, 588, 818. Irwin[1]: Gamba. Locher[1]: Gamba. Maclean[1]: Gamba; Viola. Skinner[1]: 27, 29, 31; XII Gamba. Strony[1]: Gamba. Sumner[1]: Gamba. Wedgwood[1]: Flautado Violon; Gamba.
 
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