Flûte de Pédale French

Grove describes this stop as �the 8' or 4' stopped wooden rank in the French classical organ, but often also an 8' open metal stop of principal quality�. Williams calls it �8' or 4' open or stopped rank of wooden opens [sic], on most [French] organs from the second half of the 16th cent.�

We have no corroborating evidence that this stop was actually a principal, and ample evidence that the French knew perfectly well the difference between flutes and principals.


Flute de Pedale 8', Pedale; Pilgrim Congregational Church, Duluth. Minnesota, USA; Jaeckel 1988. This is the only known example.


Grove[1]: Flauto. Williams[1]: Glossary: Flauto.
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