Audsley describes this stop as follows:
The name given to an open labial stop, of 8 ft. pitch, the pipes of which are of wood and of small scale, narrow and deep, voiced on wind of low pressure. In the best examples the tone is soft and singing, in character between the voices of the Harmonika and the Melodia, while it is less assertive than either. We are not aware of a single example obtaining in an English or American Organ.
Wedgwood lists it as a synonym for Harmonic Flute.
Osiris contains only one example; it is not known whether it is the type described by Audsley, or a Harmonic Flute:
Harmonieflöte 8', Hauptwerk; Propsteikirche, Beckum, Germany; Klais 1913.
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