Fluttuan German

Audsley lists this stop with the following description:

The uncommon name given to a short compass manual stop of 16 ft. pitch, the pipes of which are of open wood. An example, having the compass from middle c1 to g3, constructed of pear-tree, exists on the Second Clavier of the Organ in the Church of Neu-Ruppin. Seidel describes the stop and its tonality thus:
“Fluttuan 16' steht in der Orgel zu Neu-Ruppin im Mittel-klavier von c1 bis g3 und hat sehr schwache Bretter von Birnbaumholz. Diese Stimme ist sehr weit mensuriert, hat engen Aufschnitt, starke Intonation und einen hornartigen Klang; die Bassoktaven sind durch Quintatön ergänzt.”

Here is an English translation of Seidel's quote (a better one is needed):

Fluttuan 16' is located in the organ at Neu-Ruppin in the middel manual from c1 to g3 and has very thin boards of pear-wood. This stop is very large-scaled [?], has narrow cut-ups [?], strong intonation and a horn-like sound; the bass octaves are completed by Quintatön.

Wedgwood also lists it, but says only: “16 ft. See Cor de Nuit. Neu Ruppin.” His entry for Cor de Nuit makes no mention of Fluttuan.


Audsley[1]: Fluttuan. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Fluttuan. Wedgwood[1]: Fluttuan.
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