Nasard Gamba English?|
This stop is listed only by Audsley, who says:
The name given by its introducer, George W. Till, of Philadelphia, Pa., to a labial dual stop, formed of a metal Gamba, 8 ft., having the compass of CC to c5, and a tin Nasard Gamba, 2-2/3 ft., of the same compass. The unison stop is voiced to yield a powerful string-tone, so as to firmly establish the unison pitch. The Nasard is voiced to yield a clear but a decidedly subordinate string-tone. The combined ranks, which speak on wind of 15 inches, produce a tone of wonderful richness and color-value; unlike anything known to be yielded by a single-ranked string-stop. The Nasard Gamba was designed for, and introduced for the first time in, the Swell of the Concert Organ in the Wanamaker Store, in Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania, USA].
Irwin mentions it in passing, without any definition. Other compound stops designed by George W. Till include Duophone, Nasard Flûte, Quint Flute, and Tierce Flute.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.|
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