Solo Gamba (unknown)
Solo-Gambe (unknown)
Stentor Gamba (unknown)
Stentorgambe German?

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.
See also Stentorphone.

Examples

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.

Bibliography

Audsley[1]: Stentorgamba. Irwin[1]: Stentor Gamba. Wedgwood[1]: Solo.
 
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