Bell Flute English
Glockenflöte German

Listed only by Irwin, who says:

An open metal Flute of 8' or 4' manual pitch, with a bell-shaped top of from one-half to one-eighth speaking length on each medium-scale cylindrical pipe. Some additional high overtones do escape these pipes and make the tone brighter, an opposite effect from that of the conically topped Koppelflöte. This may be a solo or ensemble Flute.

Compare with Bell Diapason (which is actually a flute).


No examples of Glockenflöte are known. Contributions welcome.

Bell Flute 8', Swell; John Wanamaker Store, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This is the only known example of this name.


Irwin[1]: Bell Flute.
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