Bois Celeste French

This stop does not appear in the literature. From the context of the stoplists in which it appears, one may infer that it is an 8' celeste stop of flute tone. The name presumably comes from the French bois, meaning "wood".

See also Flûte de Bois, Flûte des Bois.


All known examples are given below.

Bois Celeste 8', Choir; Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Skinner 1921. This stop appears to be intended for use with the 8' Concert Flute.

Bois Celeste 8', Orchestral; Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Skinner 1928. This stop also draws the 8' Concert Flute.

Bois Celeste II 8', Echo; First Presbyterian Church, Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA; Austin 1917, 1963. May be a digital voice added later.

Bois Celeste II 8', Nave Solo; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, USA; builder unknown, 1977.

Bois Celeste 8', Swell; West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Added in the late 1990's by Luley & Assoc.; harmonic open wood, moderately loud; intended for use with 8' Concert Flute.

Bois Celeste 8', Choir/Positiv; Grace Church, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA; Austin 1980's. May be a digital voice added later.


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