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Kopfregal German


A reed stop of the Regal class, so named because of the shape of its resonators (kopf = �head�). Audsley says: The usual form of the resonator was that of a short body surmounted by a headpiece in the shape of two truncated cones joined together at their bases; a form which, considerably modified, has been followed in the resonators of the free-reed Cor Anglais. This form, however, was not invariably adopted in the old Kopfregal of the early German organ-builders. Wedgwood equates this stop with the Apfelregal.


All known examples are given below.

Kopf Regal 8', Reed; Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA; Moller 1911. Kopfregal 8', Positiv; Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, Iowa, USA; Casavant 1961.
Kopfregal 4', Brustwerk; Tuomiokirkko, Mikkeli, Finland; Kangasala 1956. Kopfregal 4', Choir; Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA; Steinmeyer 1931.
Kopfregal 8', Choir; First Baptist Church, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; Wicks c1965.
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