Cloches French?

Mentioned only by Irwin, who describes it as �small metal bars, single stroke�. He refers to a tuned percussion stop in which the bars are struck by hammers, actuated by an electrical or pneumatic mechanism. The French word means �bells�. It is not clear how this stop differs from the Glockenspiel.


All known examples are listed below.

Cloches, Solo; Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mutin-Cavaillé-Coll 1912.

Cloches, Grand Orgue, Solo Expressif, Pedale; First Park Congregational Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Moller 1988.

Cloches, Grand Orgue; First Presbyterian Church, Alton, Illinois, USA; Dial 1991.

Cloches, Great; St. John Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Berghaus 1992.

Cloches, Grand Orgue; St. John's Episcopal Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Austin 1996.

Cloches, Grand Orgue, Choeur, Pedale; Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Casavant 1996.


Irwin[1]: Percussions.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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