A metal flute stop of 4' pitch, used in some of A. Silbermann's organs. Wedgwood describes it simply as “a metal Flauto Traverso”. Audsley describes it as being open, of small scale, and having a “bright, almost imitative” tone. Sumner describes its tone as “quiet”. Wedgwood and Sumner list this stop under the name Cordedain, as does Audsley in dictionary of organ stops. In Audsley's The Art of Organ-Building, the same stop is listed under the name Cordelain; a misprint, perhaps?
Cordedain 4', Choir and Echo; Church of St. Thomas, Strasbourg [France?]; Silbermann 1740.
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