English Diapason English
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English Diapason is mentioned only by Irwin, who says: “The English Diapason, sometimes so labeled on a draw knob, inclines towards a silvery, ringing sound that must be head to be fully appreciated. It sometimes serves as the Choir Diapason.”

Englisch Prinzipal is listed only by Maclean who says: “In E. F. Walcker's famous organ at St. Michael's, Hamburg, we find this German tribute to English Diapason-tone.” However, the Osiris specification for this instrument contains no such stop-name.

See Diapason; compare with Early English Diapason.


English Diapason 8', Swell; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York, USA; Moller 1986.

English Diapason 8', Choir; St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Galveston, Texas, USA; Pilcher 1928.


Irwin[1]: Diapason. Maclean[1]: Englisch Prinzipal.
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