Reinforza a Ligne Italian
Rinforzo a Lingue Italian

Listed only by Audsley, who says:

A stop, of 16 ft. pitch, formed of free-reeds without the addition of resonant tubes, resembling in this respect the Physharmonika in the Organ in the Cathedral of Lucerne. Italian organ-builders have introduced the Reinforza a Ligne only in cases where space was too limited for the accomodation of a proper lingual stop of 16 ft. pitch. An example exists in the largest Organ in the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome.

The name means "reeds reinforcement".


All known examples are given above and below. Contributions welcome.

Rinforzo a lingue, Pedale; Chiesa di San Tommaso Apostolo, Castelfranco di Sopra, Italy; unknown 1824. A Tromba-like reed.


Audsley[1]: Reinforza a Ligne. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Rinforzo a Lingue.
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