Wedgwood provides the following description of Hole-Flute:
[The English Hohlflute] may be said to date from the time when William Hill, whose work is a monument to his genius, bored two holes through the top of a wood pipe (obtaining a variety of Keraulophon-Flute tone) and labelled it Hole-Flute! A stop named Hohlflöte 4 ft., of similar construction, occurs on the Choir organ at St. Mary, Nottingham (Bishop).
Hopkins & Rimbault also mention it: �[the pipes of] the English Hohl-flute have two holes near to the top, and opposite to each other�.See also Hohlflöte.
No examples of the name Hole-flute are known. Osiris contains over five dozen examples of Hohlflute, but it is not known if any of them have this type of construction.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.|
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