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Tibia Latin


This name, which means �pipe�, is usually qualified with other terms (see variants below). By itself, according to Irwin, it indicates an open flute of 8' pitch, usually of wood but occasionally of metal. On a theatre organ, the name Tibia indicates a Tibia Clausa. While this term was in use long before Hope-Jones arrived on the scene, his use of it has effectively redefined it to indicate a family of huge scaled flutes with little harmonic development.



Nearly every theatre organ has at least one, unified to a wide variety of pitches.

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