Singendregal German
Gesang-Regal German

A reed stop of the Regal class, so named because of its “singing” tonality. Only Wedgwood mentions both names, giving this description: “A Regal of cantabile tone. A variety of Vox Humana. Inserted by Julius Antonio at St. Mary, Danzic as early as 1585.” Grove and Williams give the Singendregal a light or delicate tone, useful for cantus firmus melodies”. Audsley specifies a pitch of 8', Williams says 4' or 2'. Adlung considers it to be synonymous with Jungfernregal.


Messingregal Singend


All known examples of Singend Regal are listed below. No examples of Gesang Regal are known. Contributions welcome.

Singend Regal 2', Hornwerk; Luitpoldhalle, Nürnberg, Germany; Walcker 1936 (destroyed).

Singend Regal 4', Oberwerk; Lorenzkirche, Nürnberg, Germany; Steinmeyer 1937.

Singend Regal 8', Brustwerk; St. John's Episcopal Church, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA; McManis 1957. (In this example, each resonator consisted of a short tube surmounted by an inverted conical section, in turn surmounted by a conical section, open at the top. It was replaced by a Krummhorn in the 1990's.)

Singend Regal 4', Oberwerk; Dom, Speyer, Germany; Scherpf 1961, 1977.

Singend Regal 4', Pedal; Cathedral, Turku, Finland; Virtanen 1980.

Singend Regal 4', Pedal; Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corner, Wisconsin, USA; Berghaus 1994.


Adlung[1]: §161 Jungfernregal, §193 Singendregal. Audsley[1]: Singendregal. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Singendregal. Grove[1]: Regal. Wedgwood[1]: Regal. Williams[1]: Glossary: Regal.
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