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Flautado Violon Spanish

Gamba Italian (Primary)

Gambe French, German


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.

Sound Clips:


Gamba 8', Solo
Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Aeolian-Skinner, 1933,
St. Anne:
Gambe 8', Swell
First Baptist Church, Riverside, California, USA
Schantz, 1966,
St. Anne:
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