Bass Drum English
Castanets English
Chinese Gong English
Chinese [Wood] Block English
Crash Cymbal English
Cymbal English
Klaxon Horn English
Muted Snare Drum English
Parade Drum English
Persian Cymbal English
Rain English
Sleigh Bells English
Snare Drum English
Steamboat Whistle English
Surf English
Tambourine English
Tap Cymbal English
Thunder English
Tom Tom English
Triangle English
Tympani Latin
Wind English

All of these stops are untuned percussion stops. While such stops date at least as far back as the early 16th century, in modern times they are found almost exclusively on theatre organs, of which they are an essential part. They are generally constructed of the actual instrument of the same, with an electric or pneumatic mechanism for striking the instrument. When they appear as a stop, they sound (the same) on every note of the keyboard. They may also be actuated by a special piston.

See also Bird Whistle, Donner, Drums, Pauke, Zimbelstern.

Tuned percussions include Carillon, Celesta, Chimes, Chrysoglott, Cloches, Glockenspiel, Harp, Marimba, Marimba Harp, Orchestral Bells, Vibraphone, and Xylophone.

Bibliography

Irwin[1]: Percussions. Maclean[1]: Traps Unit. Wedgwood[1]: Tambourine; Tympani.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
percussion.html - Last updated 12 April 2005.
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