Kützialflöte German
Kuzialflöte German
Kewzialflöte German

Grove describes Kutzialflöte as “an open Flute of 4', 2' or sometimes 1' pitch, occasionally found on German organs from Praetorius onwards, evidently imitating a Slav instrument (cewzial: ‘flute’).” Seidel and Hamel, by way of Audsley, describe it as an open stop of 4', 2', 1', and sometimes 1-1/3' pitch. Wolfram, also by way of Audsley, calls it a small-scaled flute of 4' and 2' pitch. Maclean says that its tone “is said to have resembled the Waldflöte”. Adlung calls it rare, appearing at fifth and octave pitches.


We know of no examples of Kewzialflöte, which is mentioned only by Maclean. Contributions welcome. The only known examples of Kutzialflöte are those cited by Audsley:

Kützialflöte 1', Great; Church of St. Dominick, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Kützialflöte 1-1/3'; Kreuzkirche, Dresden.


Adlung[1]: §165 Kützialflöte. Audsley[1]: Kützialflöte. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Kützialflöte. Grove[1]: Kützialflöte. Maclean[1]: Kewzialflöte. Sumner[1]: Kutzialflöte. Wedgwood[1]: Kuzialflöte.
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