Scharfflöte German
Scharflöte German

Audsley lists this stop with the following description:

A metal labial stop, of 4 ft. pitch, voiced to yield a bright and piercing flute-tone. It is valuable, in the absence of a Compensating Mixture, for imparting brightness to the Pedal Organ. A Scharfflöte, 4 ft., exists in the Pedal of the Organ in the Cathedral of Merseburg.

Wedgwood says only “a Flute of bright incisive tone”, and Adlung calls it “keenly voiced”.


All known examples are listed below.

Scharfflöte 4', Pedal; Cathedral of Merseburg, Merseburg, German; Ladegast 1853. (The stop was removed in the 1960's.)

Scharfflöte 4', Hauptwerk; Luitpoldhalle, Nürnberg, Germany; Walcker 1936 (destroyed 1942).


Adlung[1]: §186 Scharflöte. Audsley[1]: Scharfflöte. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Scharfflöte. Wedgwood[1]: Scharfflöte.
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