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Iula German?

Jula German (Primary)


This rare stop name has a number of different meanings. Wedgwood defines it as �an 8 ft., or Quint, Gemshorn; also a corruption of Jubalflöte�. According to Adlung, Jula is usually a Spitzflöte of 8' or 6' (5 1/3') pitch. Audsley reports that Schlimbach and Seidel gave this name to the 8' Spitzflöte. Williams has the most to say: A rare stop-name with different meanings in German organs: open Quint-major oder Jula to Samber (1707), Spitzflote 8' to Zang (1829), and 8' stop probably open at Rostock Marienkirche (1580s, H. Glovatz), a narrow open Quinte of gentle tone to the author of the Dresdner Handschrift. Samber was probably copying Praetorius (1619). Grove summarizes Williams, and adds: �a soft, narrow mutation (Praetorius)�.



All known examples are given below.

Iula 8', Great; Duomo di Cernia, Pisa, Italy; 1710. This example is a strong flue.
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