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An unimitative string stop of 32', 16' or 8' pitch, one of the more common and generally useful string stops. See also Viol, Viola da Gamba. Moderately loud; clear, brilliant, incisive.
Medium scale (a moderately large scale for a string), open metal. The illustration is Audsley's.
Examples are common.
Gamba 8', Solo
Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Gambe 8', Swell
First Baptist Church, Riverside, California, USA
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