Conical Flute English
Flûte Conique French

The name Conical Flute is listed only by Irwin, who says:

An open metal Flute of 16', 8', or 4' manual pitch, and 16' or 8' pedal pitch. This medium to large scale spotted metal rank sounds with a noticeable fundamental and a strong chord of lower-pitched (easier-to-hear) partials down near the fundamental. The fringe of brightness typical of a cylindrical pipe is removed by this pipe-shape. In the bass range this is a tone-builder; in the high treble it is clean and bell-like; in the middle range it is an ideal Copula, accompaniment Flute, and inconspicuous support for any flue combination. It is not a colorful Flute, but an ideal adjunct for other flues.

Irwin lists Flûte Conique as a synonym, and Maclean writes:

In modern English and American usage, the Flûte Conique is practically identical with Spitzflöte, although perhaps a shade flutier in quality.

There is, however, a different stop that goes by the name Flûte Conique.

See also Pyramid Flute.


All known examples of Conical Flute are given below.

Conical Flute 2', Pedal; West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Moller 1983.

Conical Flute 4', Manuals I & II; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Provo, Utah, USA; Bigelow 1987.

Conical Flute 4', Great; Victory Lutheran Church, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Bigelow 1988.

Conical Flute 4', Great; St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Hacienda Heights, California, USA; Bigelow 1992.


Irwin[1]: Conical Flute. Maclean[1]: Flûte Conique.
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