Italian Principal English
Venetian Flute English

A diapason/flute hybrid of 8', 4', 2', or 1' pitch. Sumner and Maclean give it a wide scale, while Irwin gives it a moderate scale and narrow mouths. Sumner also says: �it might be better called Venetian Flute, because the Italian principals were generally of small scale.�


No examples of Venetian Flute are known. Osiris contains about 20 examples of Italian Principal at 1', 2', 4', and 8' pitch.


Irwin[1]: Diapason. Maclean[1]: Italian Principal. Sumner[1]: Italian Principal.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
ItalianPrincipal.html - Last updated 5 November 2001.
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