Courtal French?
Courtand French?
Courtel French?
Curtal[l] English?

Listed only by Wedgwood: “The Courtel was one of the stops which Harris challenged Smith to make within a certain specified time for the Temple organ. The name has been used by Mr. Casson.” The instrument named “courtal” was a precursor to the bassoon.


We know of only one example. Contributions welcome.

Curtall 16', Positive; St. Peter Mancroft, Norfolk, Norwich, England; Collins 1982-83.


Maclean[1]: Imitative Reed-Stops. Wedgwood[1]: Courtel.
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