Holzgedackt German
Holzgedeckt German
Holtzgedackt German

Listed only by Irwin, who says:

A stopped wood Flute of 8' or 4' manual pitch, and 16' pedal pitch, resembling a large-scale Gedeckt in form, and louder than this stop in some examples.

In practice, this name means nothing more or less than a Gedeckt made of wood.

Compare with Metallgedackt.


Osiris contains about 160 examples, nearly all at 8' pitch, with a few at 16' and 4'.

Holzgedackt 8', Positiv; Johannes-Kirche, Helsinki, Finland; Walcker 1891. This is the earliest known example whose date is not seriously suspect.

Sound Clips

See Gedeckt.


Irwin[1]: Holzgedeckt.
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