Audsley lists Füllflöte with the following description:
The name given to German organ-builders to a covered metal stop of large scale, yielding a powerful unimitative flute-tone. It is described by Seidel this: “Füllflöte, 4 Fusston gedeckt, aud 10 löt. Metall, steht im Hauptwerk der von Buckow in Jahren 1830/31 in der Stadtpfarrkirche zu Triebel in der Niederlausitz erbauten Orgel von 25 klangbaren Stimmen.”
Ripienflöte is mentioned only by Audsley, who lists it along with Füllflöte as a synonym, saying:
A stop, of 8 ft. pitch, yielding an unimitative flute-tone, of considerable volume without being unduly assertive or penetrating, used for filling up or imparting firmness and body to combinations of unison or foundation tone in a manual division, chiefly in the Hauptwerk or Great Organ. The term might be applied, with propriety, to such stops as the Clarabella or Offeneflöte [sic]; also to the Doppelflöte, which possesses remarkable filling-up properties in all combinations in which it is introduced.
Audsley does not mention the possible synonym Full Flute, which is described somewhat differently by Irwin. Wedgwood also lists Füllflöte, but says only “4 ft. A Flute of full tone. Triebel, Silesia.”
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