Major Principal English|
This stop is listed only by Irwin, who says:
A large-scale Diapason of prominent tone, falling into one of the following classifications:
Occasionally the 16' rank is made from wood.
- the chief Diapason 8' on any manual;
- the chief Octave 4' on any manual;
- the chief Diapason 16' on the pedals.
Audsley mentions the name only in passing, without any definition.See Minor Principal, Major Diapason and Major Octave.
Osiris contains only one example:
Major Principal 8', Great; Church of St Batholomew, Armley, England; Schulze 1866-69.
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