Solo Gamba (unknown)|
Stentor Gamba (unknown)
Audsley lists Stentor Gamba as follows:
The name used by Walcker to designate a loudly-voiced, string-toned, labial stop, of 8 ft. pitch, the pipes of which are constructed in accordance with the high-pressure, Weigle system. An example exists on the Second Manual of the Organ in the Synagogue, Strasbourg. Under the name Solo-Gambe, a similar stop exists on the Second Manual of the Weigle Organ in the Grand Hall of the Liederhalle, Stuttgart.
Irwin describes it as “a String stop of solo quality, at 8' on the manuals, possessing a brilliant and keen Gamba tone that is also quite loud for a String rank.” According to Greek legend, Stentor was a herald in the Trojan war, described by Homer as having a voice as loud as fifty men.Compare with Grossgamba.
Solo Gamba 8', Solo; First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Francisco, California, USA; Kimball 1924.
Sologamba 8', Solowerk; Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria; Rieger 1913.
Stentorgambe 8', Manual III; Concert House (Konzerthaus), Dortmund, Germany, Klais 2001-03. This is the only known example of this name.
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