Holzflöte German
Holtzflöte German
Holzpfeife German

Wedgwood lists Holtzflöte with the following description:

Seidel pertinently remarks, �It is rather an indefinite name, which might be applied to several kinds of Flutes. It is a register without any particular advantage or striking quality.� An ordinary combinational wood Flute.

Irwin lists Holzflöte with an unusually brief description:

An open wood Flute of 8' or 4' manual pitch, and 16' or 8' pedal pitch. This name is used for a variety of timbres and volumes.
See Holtzbass.




Osiris contains 41 examples of Holzflöte at 8' pitch, 24 examples at 4' pitch, and one at 2'; two examples of Holzpfeife at 8' and one at 2'. All of these examples are from the 20th century. No examples of the spelling Holtzflöte are known. Contributions welcome.

Holzflöte 2', Pedal; Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas, USA; Redman 1992.

Holzpfeife 8', Evangelienwerk; Summer Sacristy, Benedictine Monastery, Melk, Austria; Reil 1986. Oak.

Holzpfeife 2', Pedal; Stadtpfarrkirche, MariaeHimmelfahrt, Landsberg, Germany; Schmid 1983.

Holzpfeife 8', Hauptwerk; Wieskirche, Steingaden, Germany; Schmid 1959.


Adlung[1]: §160 Holzflöte. Irwin[1]: Holzflote. Wedgwood[1]: Holtzflöte.
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