Corno da Caccia Italian
Corno di Caccia Italian?

Mentioned only by Audsley in two footnotes:

The stop in our Chamber organ, of the Keraulophone class, was named by us Corno di Caccia because of the remarkable imitation of the Horn tones it yielded in its tenor and middle octaves.
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It spoke on wind of 2 3/8 inches.

The Italian phrase corno da caccia means “hunting horn”; Audsley seems to have corrupted it slightly. This stop name has also been used as a synonym for Waldhorn.


All known examples are listed below.

Corno da Caccia 16', Manual (treble); Pieve di S. Stefano, Serravalle, Italy; Agati 1822.

Corno da Caccia 8', Canto; Nostra Signora della Consolazione, Genova, Italy; Locatelli 1880. From its position in the stop list, this example appears to be a flue.

Corno di Caccia 8', Positiv; Passau Cathedral, Passau, Bavaria, Germany; Steinmeyer 1924-28. A reed stop.

Corno do Caccia, Organo Principale (treble); Cathedral of Santa Maria, Bastia, Italy; Serassi 1844.


Audsley[1]: Corno Flute (footnote); Keraulophone (footnote).
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