Mounted Cornet English

A Cornet whose pipes are mounted on their own chest located above the main chest in order to economize on space. It was usually of short compass, upwards from middle c on old English organs, and from tenor C on German organs. In the classical French organ Cornets were sometimes mounted, but were not so named.


Osiris contains ten examples, all of V ranks except for one of IV ranks and one of XII ranks.

Mounted Cornet V, Great; All Saints, Edmonton, England; unknown 1772. (This stop is no longer extant.)

Mounted Cornet V, Great; Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, Roanoke, Virginia, USA; Skinner 1926.


Audsley[1]: Mounted Cornet. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Mounted Cornet. Grove[1]: Cornet. Hopkins & Rimbault[1]: § 633, 1140-1141. Sumner[1]: Cornet. Wedgwood[1]: Cornet.
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