Dessus de Flûte French
Dessus de Flûte Allemande French

Williams describes Dessus de Flûte as follows:

A common treble 8' stop in the 18th-cent. French classical organs, Pos. [Positif] or G.O. [Grand Orgue]; sometimes a Spitzflöte and/or Rohrflöte; if open, the mouths are narrow and the cut-ups high. An important stop; Bédos recommends three 8ves' compass.

Grove considers it to be imitative, and Douglass says �Until the introduction of the Dessus de Flûte 8', it was not customary for Flûtes 8' or 4' to be open.� The word dessus means �treble�, and indicates that the stop plays only in the treble.

Dessus de Flûte Allemande was found in a stoplist (see below), but no definition has yet been found.

See Dessus de ..., Flûte.


Dessus de Flûte 8', Positif; Chapelle des Jacobins, Paris, France; 1715.

Dessus de flûte allemande 8', Grand Orgue; Chapelle de L'Ecole Militaire, Paris, France; Adrien L'Epine 1772.


Douglass[1]: 86, 88. Grove[1]: Flauto. Williams[1]: Glossary: Flauto.
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