Knopfregal German

A reed stop of the Regal class, so named because of the shapes of its resonators (knopf = �knob�), each of which consisted of a short cylindrical tube surmounted by a hollow globular or pear-shaped head in which a slot is cut, thus resembling a sleigh bell or, as Wedgwood describes it, a Gothic bishop's mitre. Irwin says that the resonators are seldom longer than 6", and describes the tone as �thin, brilliantly reedy, somewhat acid�, and less muffled than some other Regals. Adlung lists it as a synonym for Apfelregal. The illustration is Audsley's.


Knopfregal 8', Rückpositiv; Marienkirche, Stralsund, Germany; Stellwagen 1653-59. This is the only known example.


Adlung[1]: §116 Apfelregal. Audsley[1]: Knopfregal. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Knopfregal. Grove[1]: Regal. Irwin[1]: Knopfregal. Sumner[1]: Knopfregal. Wedgwood[1]: Regal. Williams[1]: Glossary: Regal.
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