Kopfregal German

A reed stop of the Regal class, so named because of the shape of its resonators (kopf = “head”). Audsley says:

The usual form of the resonator was that of a short body surmounted by a headpiece in the shape of two truncated cones joined together at their bases; a form which, considerably modified, has been followed in the resonators of the free-reed Cor Anglais. This form, however, was not invariably adopted in the old Kopfregal of the early German organ-builders.

Wedgwood equates this stop with the Apfelregal.

See also Kopftrompete.


All known examples are given below.

Kopf Regal 8', Reed; Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA; Moller 1911.

Kopfregal 8', Positiv; Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines, Iowa, USA; Casavant 1961.

Kopfregal 4', Brustwerk; Tuomiokirkko, Mikkeli, Finland; Kangasala 1956.

Kopfregal 4', Choir; Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA; Steinmeyer 1931.

Kopfregal 8', Choir; First Baptist Church, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; Wicks c1965.


Audsley[1]: Kopfregal. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Kopfregal. Grove[1]: Regal. Wedgwood[1]: Regal. Williams[1]: Glossary: Regal.
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