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Hohlquinta Unknown

Hohlquinte German (Primary)

Quintflute Unknown

Holquinte Unknown


Hohlquinte is described only by Audsley, who says: An open labial stop, of 5-1/3 ft., 2-2/3 ft., and 1-1/3 ft. pitch, the pipes of which, in the two lower pitches, are commonly made of wood, and in the 1-1/3 ft. pitch, of metal. In formation and tone, the stop resembles the unison Hohlflöte. Locher gives Quintflute as a synonym, but see Quint Flute and Quintflöte.


Osiris contains eight examples of Hohlquint and Hohlquinta: five at 2-2/3' (or 3') pitch, and one each at 5-1/3' and 1-1/3' pitch. Five of them, including the 1-1/3' example, are of treble compass only. It also lists four examples of Quintflute, all at 1-1/3' pitch, but it is not known whether any of them are of the Hohlflöte type. No examples of Holquinte are known. Contributions welcome.

Hohlquinte 1-1/3' (middle C), Brustwerk; Christ Church Cathedral (gallery organ), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Taylor & Boody 1992. Hohlquinte 5-1/3', Hauptwerk; Marienkirche, Stralsund, Germany; Stellwagen 1653-59.
Hohlquinta 3' (discant), Brustwerck; Haga Church, Goteburg, Sweden; Brombaugh 1992. Hohlquinta (treble) [pitch unknown], Brust; Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio, USA; Brombaugh.
Hohlquinte 2-2/3', Schwellwerk; Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche, Berlin-Charlottenberg,Germany; Schuke 1962.
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