Fan Tuba English
Horizontal Tuba English

Wedgwood describes this stop as follows:

Tubas ... with pipes bent to an obtuse angle and spread out in the form of a fan. By this means the tone is caused to blare out at the audience in a manner generally savouring more of noise than of music. Examples are very common in Spain, where such pipes are often made of brass. The first Fan Tubas in this country [England] were inserted at York Minster (Hill) in 1844, having been presented by Hudson, “the Railway King.” They were removed in the recent rebuild (1902-3).

Bonavia-Hunt attributes the York Minster stop to Harrison & Harrison. Maclean says: “An early English example, called Fan Tuba, can still be found at the Guildhall, Cambridge, installed by Hill & Son around 1860.”.

Compare with Fan Trumpet.


Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Glossary Hood. Maclean[1]: Trompette en Chamade. Wedgwood[1]: Fan Trumpet; Horizontal Tuba.
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