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Nineteenth English (Primary)

Decima Nona Italian

Quint French, German

Superquint[e] Unknown

Disdiapente Greek?

Dotzena Nazarda Spanish

Octava de Nasardos Spanish

Octave Twelfth English

Quintanus Unknown


These names are given to a mutation stop of 1-1/3' pitch. While many sources equate the Nineteenth with the Larigot, properly speaking the former is a principal and the latter a flute. The name Quint is more properly a synonym for Fifth.


Osiris contains 16 examples of Decimanona (three at 2-2/3' manual pitch), 15 examples of Nineteenth, and 8 examples of Superquint[e] (one at 2-2/3' manual pitch); the earliest ones are listed below. The same source contains two examples of Quintanus. No examples are known of Disdiapente, Dotzena Nazarda, Octava de Nasardos, or Octave Twelfth.

Decimanona 2-2/3', Manual; Church of San Giuseppe, Brescia, Italy; Antegnati 1581. Decimanona, Manual; Santa Maria della Consolaziona (St. Nicola), Bergamo, Italy; Antegnati 1588.
Decimanona 1-1/3', Manual; San Carlo, Brescia, Italy; Antegnati c1630. Quintanus 1-1/2', Borstwerk; St. Michaels Church (Grote Kerk), Zwolle, Netherlands; Schnitger 1721.
Quintanus 1-1/2', Rugpositief; Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands; Schnitger 1725. Superquinte 1-1/3', Schwellwerk; St. Reinoldi, Dortmund, Germany; Walcker 1909 (destroyed).

Sound Clips:


Qvinta 1-1/2' [1-1/3'], Hinterwerk
Reinhardtsgrimma, Sachsen, Germany
Silbermann, 1731,
Quint 1-1/3'
Chamber Organ, Germany
Ott, 2003,
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