Tibia Latin

This name, which means �pipe�, is usually qualified with other terms (see variants below). By itself, according to Irwin, it indicates an open flute of 8' pitch, usually of wood but occasionally of metal. On a theatre organ, the name Tibia indicates a Tibia Clausa. While this term was in use long before Hope-Jones arrived on the scene, his use of it has effectively redefined it to indicate a family of huge scaled flutes with little harmonic development.

Variants

Echo Tibia Clausa
Tibia Angusta
Tibia Angusta Barbata
Tibia Aperta - Fugara
Tibia Bifara - Bifara
Tibia Bifarius - Bifara
Tibia Clausa
Tibia Cuspida - Spitzflöte
Tibia Dura
Tibia Flute
Tibia Major
Tibia Minor
Tibia Mollis
Tibia Plena
Tibia Profunda
Tibia Profundissima
Tibia Rex
Tibia Rurestris - Bauerflöte
Tibia Silvestris - Waldflöte
Tibia Transversa - Orchestral Flute
Tibia Traversa - Orchestral Flute
Tibia Vulgaris - Blockflöte

Examples

Nearly every theatre organ has at least one, unified to a wide variety of pitches.

Bibliography

Adlung[1]: §199 Tibia. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Tibia. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Tibia. Grove[1]: Tibia. Irwin[1]: Tibia. Maclean[1]: Tibia. Skinner[1]: XII Tibia. Sumner[1]: Tibia. Wedgwood[1]: Tibia. Williams[1]: Glossary: Tibia.
 
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