Iula German?
Jula German

This rare stop name has a number of different meanings. Wedgwood defines it as “an 8 ft., or Quint, Gemshorn; also a corruption of Jubalflöte”. According to Adlung, Jula is usually a Spitzflöte of 8' or 6' (5 1/3') pitch. Audsley reports that Schlimbach and Seidel gave this name to the 8' Spitzflöte. Williams has the most to say:

A rare stop-name with different meanings in German organs: open Quint-major oder Jula to Samber (1707), Spitzflote 8' to Zang (1829), and 8' stop probably open at Rostock Marienkirche (1580s, H. Glovatz), a narrow open Quinte of gentle tone to the author of the Dresdner Handschrift. Samber was probably copying Praetorius (1619).

Grove summarizes Williams, and adds: “a soft, narrow mutation (Praetorius)”.




All known examples are given below. Contributions welcome.

Iula 8', Great; Duomo di Cernia, Pisa, Italy; 1710. This example is a strong flue.


Adlung[1]: §107 Jula, §179 Quinta, §195 Spitzflöte. Audsley[1]: Jula. Grove[1]: Jula. Wedgwood[1]: Jula.
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