Klein-Gedackt German
Kleingedeckt German
Pileata Minor Latin

These names refer to a Gedeckt of octave (4') pitch or small scale.

Compare with Kleinflote.


Nearly all known examples are at 4' pitch; some exceptions are listed below.

Kleingedackt 8', Oberwerk; Klosterkirche, Huysburg, Germany; Eule 1983.

Kleingedackt 2', Pedal; St Leonard's Church, Whitsbury, Wiltshire, England; Willis 1963.

Kleingedackt 4', Hauptwerk; Abbey, Muri, Switzerland; Schott 1630 (restored 1971). This is the oldest known example.


Adlung[1]: §150 Gedakt, §162 Kleingedackt. Audsley[1]: Kleingedeckt; Pileata. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Kleingedeckt; Pileata. Irwin[1]: Kleingedeckt. Sumner[1]: Gedeckt; Klein. Wedgwood[1]: Klein-Gedackt.
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