Nasard Flûte French?
Quint Flute English
Grand Quintaten English

Audsley lists Nasard Flûte with the following description:

The name given by its introducer, George W. Till, of Philadelphia, Pa., to a labial dual stop, formed of a metal Flûte Harmonique, 8 ft., and a metal Nasard Harmonique, 2-2/3 ft.; and introduced, for the first time, in the Concert Organ in the Wanamaker Store, in Philadelphia, Pa., where it occupies a place in the Great Organ, speaking on wind of 5 inches. This compound stop is essentially timbre-creating, yielding a tone of a remarkable quality and volume, impossible of production by a stop, however voiced, having only a single rank of pipes. The tone might well earn the stop the name Grand Quintaten, 8 ft.

According to Irwin, the name Nasard Flute is synonymous with Quint Flute, though Audsley describes it differently. Regarding Grand Quintaten, Irwin says only �The Grand Quintaten and the Nasard Flute can also be compound.� Other compound stops designed by George W. Till include Duophone, Nasard Gamba, Quint Flute, and Tierce Flute.


No examples of Grand Quintaten are known. Contributions welcome.


Audsley[1]: Nasard Flute. Irwin[1]: Quint Flute.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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