Grosse Tierce French

While this name is most often used as a synonym for Tenth, Douglass provides an alternate definition:

Some builders used [the name Grosse Tierce] for the Tierce 1-3/5', in order to differentiate it from the narrow scale seventeenth, as occasionally found in organs earlier in the century (Petite Tierce).


No examples are known of a Grosse Tierce at 1-3/5' pitch. Contributions welcome.


Douglass[1]: 84.
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