Solo Gamba (unknown)|
Stentor Gamba (unknown)
Audsley lists Stentor Gamba as follows:
The name used by Walcker to designate a loudly-voiced, string-toned, labial stop, of 8 ft. pitch, the pipes of which are constructed in accordance with the high-pressure, Weigle system. An example exists on the Second Manual of the Organ in the Synagogue, Strasbourg. Under the name Solo-Gambe, a similar stop exists on the Second Manual of the Weigle Organ in the Grand Hall of the Liederhalle, Stuttgart.
Irwin describes it as �a String stop of solo quality, at 8' on the manuals, possessing a brilliant and keen Gamba tone that is also quite loud for a String rank.� According to Greek legend, Stentor was a herald in the Trojan war, described by Homer as having a voice as loud as fifty men.Compare with Grossgamba.
Solo Gamba 8', Solo; First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Francisco, California, USA; Kimball 1924.
Sologamba 8', Solowerk; Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria; Rieger 1913.
Stentorgambe 8', Manual III; Concert House (Konzerthaus), Dortmund, Germany, Klais 2001-03. This is the only known example of this name.
Original website compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.|
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