Gelindgedeckt German

Audsley describes this stop as follows:

A covered stop, of 16 ft. or 8 ft. pitch, the pipes of which are of the usual forms, and constructed of wood or partly of wood and partly of metal. As its name implies, the stop, when properly scaled, and voiced under a moderate wind-pressure, yields a soft and refined tone which should be less assertive than that of a Lieblichgedeckt, inserted in the same Organ, and of the same pitch.
The Gelindgedeckt, 8 ft., is a stop of great value in refined registration, especially so when its voice partakes of the tonality of the Quintaten. This desirable voice is best obtained from small-scaled wood pipes, voiced on wind of very low pressure.

Audsley states that this stop was probably identical with the Musicirgedeckt, and specifies a scale of 1.78" wide by 2.28" deep at CC (8'), halving on the 21st pipe (1:2.3). Adlung equates it with the Musicirgedeckt and Stillgedeckt. Irwin describes it as “a very soft and pure-toned Gedeckt of small scale, at 16', 8', or 4' on the manuals”. The German word gelind means “mild”.


Gelind Getakt [sic] 8', Zweites Clavier; Stadtkirche, Nieder-Moos, Germany; Oestreich, 1791 (restored 1978).


Adlung[1]: §150 Gedakt. Audsley[1]: Gelindgedeckt; Musicirgedeckt. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Gelindgedeckt. Irwin[1]: Gelindgedeckt.
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