This is a work in progress. Entries which have reached some level of completeness are indicated in the indexes in boldface type. Entries in the indexes that are in regular type are incomplete. Started in March of 1999, work continues on a regular basis; check the Revision History the next time you visit this site to see what's been added. With that caveat . . .

Dive right in! Select a letter, select a stop name, and browse away. If you like, start with How to Use this Encyclopedia, or read a really long-winded introduction in About this Encyclopedia.

You can return to this introduction, as well as to any other page in this encylopedia that isn't an actual entry, by going to the list of Appendices.


18 May 2008 - four dozen new stop samples have been added from the 1933 Aeolian-Skinner in Kellogg Audiorium, courtesy of Trevor Dodd. Over half of these are for stops that previously had no sound clips at all: Double Melodia, Concert Flute, Contra Basse, Contra Gamba, Corno di Bassetto, English Horn, Flauto Dolce, Flauto Mirabilis, Flugel Horn, Flute Celeste, Flute d'Amore, Flute Triangulaire, French Horn, Gamba Celeste, Gambette, Kleinerzahler, Kleinerzahler Celeste, Ophicleide, Orchestral Oboe, Principal Flute, Resultant, Salicional, Tromba, Tuba Mirabilis, Vox Angelica, and Vox Humana.

Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only. use only.
Introduction.html - Last updated 18 May 2008.