Grove and Williams describe this stop as a 4' or 2' Schalmei, sometimes en chamade, imitative of the shawm, and found in organs of the 17th and 18th centuries. Wedgwood claims it to be synonymous with Clarion, citing the “former organ at Seville Cathedral”. The Spanish word chirimía refers to a kind of clarinet or flageolet.See Gaitas.
Osiris contains over two dozen examples, fairly evenly distributed between 8', 4' and 2' pitch. Nearly half are en chamade.
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