Tibia Major Latin

This name has been given to a number of different stops at a variety of pitches. In Germany in the 1800's it was used for both an 8' open wooden flute similar to a large scale Hohlflöte, and for 16' stopped wooden flutes of both large and small scale. It has also been used for a variety of Tibia Plena. Wedgwood considers it a synonym for Flauto Major.


Tibia Major 8', Manual V; St. James Church, Stockholm, Sweden; various 1746-1976.

Tibia Major 16', Echo; Church of St Batholomew, Armley, England; Schulze 1866-69.

Tibia Major 16', Solo; Doncaster Parish Church, Doncaster, England; Schulze 1860's? Maclean calls it “just a manual Bourdon with a fancy name”.

Tibia Major 16', 8', 4', Pedal; Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh.

Tibia Major 32', Pedal; Luitpoldhalle, Nurnberg, Germany; Walcker 1936 (destroyed).


Audsley[1]: Tibia Major. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Tibia. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Tibia. Irwin[1]: Tibia Major. Wedgwood[1]: Flauto Major; Tibia Major. Williams[1]: Glossary: Tibia.
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