Engprincipal German
Engprinzipal German

Listed only by Audsley, who says:

The name which has been sometimes used by the old German organ-builders to designate a Principal, 8 ft., of small scale and soft intonation, so as to distinguish it from the foundation Principal of full scale and tone.

The name derives from the word eng, meaning “narrow”. We have also found it at 16' and 4' pitch (see examples below).

Compare with Weitprinzipal.


Engprinzipal 4', Brustwerk; Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Germany; Gebrueder Jehmlich, Dresden, 1961-3.

Engprinzipal 16', Hauptwerk; Luitpoldhalle, Nürnburg, Germany; E.F. Walcker & Cie, 1936 [destroyed].


Audsley[1]: Engprinzipal. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Engprincipal.
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