A metal flute stop of 4' pitch, used in some of A. Silbermann's organs. Wedgwood describes it simply as �a metal Flauto Traverso�. Audsley describes it as being open, of small scale, and having a �bright, almost imitative� tone. Sumner describes its tone as �quiet�. Wedgwood and Sumner list this stop under the name Cordedain, as does Audsley in dictionary of organ stops. In Audsley's The Art of Organ-Building, the same stop is listed under the name Cordelain; a misprint, perhaps?
Cordedain 4', Choir and Echo; Church of St. Thomas, Strasbourg [France?]; Silbermann 1740.
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