Echo Nachthorn English
Fernhorn German

While authorities agree that the name Fernhorn refers to a softer and smaller scaled Nachthorn, there is little agreement on what type of Nachthorn. Wedgwood describes it as “a cylindrical open metal stop, of large scale but small bore, at Washington Temple, U.S.A. (Kimball Co.).” According to Maclean, that same example is stopped, not open. Audsley describes it as half-covered and of 8' pitch, and recommends a pressure of 2.5" or less. Irwin describes its tone as “placid, quiet” and “fluty but not round-toned”. The name Fernhorn comes from the German word fern, meaning “distant”.


None known. Contributions welcome.


Audsley[1]: Fernhorn. Irwin[1]: Echo Nachthorn. Maclean[1]: Fernhorn. Wedgwood[1]: Fernhorn.
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