Stentorflöte German

Audsley lists this stop with the following description:

The name given by Herr Weigle to a loudly-voiced, high-pressure, labial stop, of 8 ft. pitch, the pipes of which are constructed in accordance with his patented system. [Royal Letters Patent, Great Britain, No. 17718. United States Patents, Nos. 457686 and 520344.] An example exists on the First Manual of the Walcker Organ in the Synagogue, Strasbourg.

Irwin also lists it, saying:

An open metal or wooden Flute of 8' manual pitch, yielding a loud and brilliant tone suitable for loud ensembles of flues or Reeds, and also solo playing. This Flute is less loud than the Stentorphone or Tibia Plena. It is a little louder and more brilliant than the Major Open Flute. Varieties of the stop can include smooth tones, similar to the Clarabella, or hard, hollow tones, similar to a large-scale Hohlflöte. A few examples have two mouths per pipe [see Doppelflöte].

According to Greek legend, Stentor was a herald in the Trojan war, described by Homer as having a voice as loud as fifty men.

See Stentorphone.


All known examples are given below.

Stentorflöte 8', Manual I; Lutheran Trinity Church, Hainichen, Germany; Sauer 1899.


Audsley[1]: Stentorflöte. Irwin[1]: Stentorflote.
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