Doublette French

This name is used for two different stops. The oldest and by far the most common usage, typical in French organs, is as a synonym for Super Octave. See that entry for more details.

The other usage indicates a compound stop of two Diapason ranks of different pitches, and without breaks. Hopkins & Rimbault give the ranks as Fifteenth and Twenty-Second; Maclean calls it a Rauschquint. It is found in some German and English instruments.

See also Triplette, Glöckleinton.


All known examples of the compound Doublette are given below:

Doublette II (4' + 2'), Hauptwerk; Cathedral, Merseburg, Germany; Ladegast 1853-55. This example is no longer extant.

Doublette II (2' + 1-1/3'), Positif; Parr Hall, Warrington, England; Cavaillé-Coll 1875.

Doublette II (2' + 1'), Great, Swell; St. George's Hall, Liverpool, England; Willis 1855, 1931.

Doublette II (2-2/3' + 2'), Hauptwerk; Reformnirten Kirche, Elberfeld.

Doublette II (2/3' + 1/2'), Great; Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh.

Doublette II 2', Great; St. Thomas, New York City, New York, USA; Aeolian-Skinner 1956.


Audsley[1]: Doublette. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Doublette. Hopkins & Rimbault[1]: § 620. Irwin[1]: Doublette. Maclean[1]: Doublette. Skinner[1]: XII Doublette. Wedgwood[1]: Doublette. Williams[1]: Glossary: Doublette.
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