Glockenzimbel German?
Glockenzymbel German?

Mentioned only by Irwin in a list of mixture stops, with no definition. The name probably comes from the German words glocken (�bells�), and zimbel (�cymbal�). Alastair Disley writes: �a Glockenzimbel is a Zimbel type stop with one of the three ranks tuned to a third, rather than quint or octave.�

Compare with Terzzimbel.


Glockenzimbel, 12 bells, Positiv; in Alfred Hertz Memorial Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. (The specification �12 bells�, rather than a pitch or number of ranks, implies that this example may be a variety of Zimbelstern.)

Osiris[1] lists several other examples, all of II or III ranks, and some with a pitch designation of 1/3' or 1/2'.


Irwin[1]: Appendix D.
Private correspondence.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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