Mahrenholz describes this stop as follows:
After the stops Gedackt and Gedacktflöte were distinguished between (which happened since about 1600), the Gedacktflöte kept the original wide scale, whereas the Gedackt got a narrower scale, or, which was more rare, the Gedacktflöte had the same narrow scale as a Gedackt, but its flue was thinner and higher so it had less wind.
Audsley describes this stop as a medium-scale Gedeckt of 8' or 4' pitch. Adlung describes it as �a sweetly voiced Gedackt 16', 8' or 4'�, and Wedgwood considers it to be a synonym for Lieblichflöte. The name means �covered flute�.
Osiris contains 17 examples at 8' pitch, 32 examples at 4' and 3 at 2'.
Original website compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.|
Gedecktflote.html - Last updated 3 July 2004.