Glöckenton German
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Tonus Faber corruption

Adlung, Audsley and Williams define these names as indicating an open flute of 2' pitch. Audsley adds that it is made of metal, and has a tone which is suggestive of bells or, according to Seidel, of the clang of hammers on an anvil. Sumner defines Glockleinton as a 2-rank mixture consisting of 2' and 1' ranks, while Wedgwood considers it to be a synonym for Campana. The name Tonus Faber is a corruption of the Latin tonus fabri, meaning “sound of the blacksmith”; it is mentioned by several sources including Adlung (1768).

See Doublette, Fabertone, Tonus Fabri.


No examples are known of Tonus Faber. Contributions welcome.

Glöckleinton 2', Oberwerk; St. Peter's, Göerlitz. (The builder and date are unknown, but Seidel wrote of it, so it dates from 1843 at the latest.)

Glöckleinton II, Brustwerk; Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Sharp 1979.

Glockleinton II 1', Swell; First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; Keates-Geissler 1990.

Glockenton IV, Fernwerk; St. Michaelis, Hamburg, Germany; Walcker 1912 (destroyed).

Glockenton 2'+1', Pedal; Kaleva Church, Tampere, Finland; Kangasala 1966.

Glockenton II 1-3/5', Bombardenwerk; Nihon Hosoo Kyoka, Tokyo, Japan; Schuke 1973.

Glockenton IV, Schwellwerk; Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea; Schuke 1978.


Adlung[1]: §156 Glöckleinton. Audsley[1]: Campana; Glöckleinton. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Glockenton. Sumner[1]: Glöckleinton. Wedgwood[1]: Campana; Glocklein. Williams[1]: Glossary: Faberton.
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