Klein Principal German/English
Kleinprinzipal German

Audsley lists Kleinprinzipal with the following description:

The term which has occadionally been employed to designate the Octave, 4 ft., of pure organ-tone, the scale of which is adjusted from that of the Majorprinzipal, 8 ft. This octave stop is identical with the old English Principal, 4 ft., and the Halbprinzipal of the old German organ-builders.

Irwin also lists it with a slightly different view:

A Foundation stop of 4' on the manuals, having in almost all examples the tone quality of a small-scale Octave, but not so soft as an Echo Diapason 4'.


Klein Principal 1', Positif; West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Moeller 1983.

Kleinprinzipal 2', Positivwerk; Kaiserdom, Speyer, Germany; Scherpf 1961/77.

Kleinprincipal 4', Positiv; Propsteikirche, Beckum, Germany; Klais 1913.


Adlung[1]: §177 Prästant. Audsley[1]: Kleinprinzipal. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Kleinprincipal. Irwin[1]: Kleinprinzipal.
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