|Cornet à Boucquin French|
Cornetz à Boucquin French?
This stop is mentioned in passing by Grove, who says only: �Examples [of the Cornet] during the second half of the 16th century were often given a distinguishing name, such as ... �Cornetz à boucquin� �. Williams provides some more detail: �Cornetz à boucquin (�goat-horn�), St Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, Pais (J. Langhedul, 1586, 1588): at c1 4 ranks, at f1 5 ranks, at b1 to the top 6 ranks.� Douglass includes �Cornet à Boucquin V (dessus)� in a list of flute stops used before 1630, but does not define it. There was a Renaissance instrument named cornet à bouquin, a type of cornet (a curved wooden tube with finger holes, blown like a trumpet). The modern French word bouquin means �book� or �old goat�, but of old it meant �mouth�.
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