Salicetbass German

This stop is listed only by Audsley, who says:

The name given by Ladegast to an open wood stop, of 16 ft. pitch, inserted in the Piano-Pedal of his Organ in the Cathedral of Schwerin. The stop is of small scale, constructed of pine, and voiced to carry down the tone of the Salicional, 8 ft., on the Third Manual. The value of a soft Pedal stop of this tonality is unquestionable.

Audsley quotes Seidel as saying: �In the manual [Salicional] is four, eight, or sixteen feet, in the pedal eight or sixteen feet, called Salicet-Bass.�


Osiris contains a dozen examples, all but one at 16' pitch.

Salicetbass 16', Pedal; Cathedral, Schwerin, Germany; Ladegast 1871. (Organ restored in the 1980's.)

Salicetbass 16', Pedal; Merseburg Cathedral, Merseburg, Germany; Ladegast 1853-5. (This stop was removed in the early 1960's.)

Salicetbass 8', Pedal, Hauptorgel; Passau Cathedral, Bavaria, Germany; Steinmeyer 1924-28.


Audsley[1]: Salicetbass. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Salicional.
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
Salicetbass.html - Last updated 16 October 2000.
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