Füllquinte German

Listed only by Audsley, who says:

The name used by some German organ-builders to designate the manual Quint, 5-1/3 ft., which belongs to the 16 ft. harmonic series, and should appear only in a tonal division in which there is a stop of 16 ft. pitch. The Füllquinte may be of wood or metal, and of open or covered pipes. When drawn with a full-toned stop of 8 ft. pitch, it produces the differential 16 ft. tone.

The differential tone Audsley speaks of is only discernable to the human ear at low frequencies; see Resultant.


None known. Contributions welcome.


Audsley[1]: Fullquinte. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Fullquinte.
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