Traversenbass German
Traversbass German?

Audsley lists this stop with the following description:

The name given to a labial metal stop, of 16 ft. pitch, the higher notes of which produce tones similar to those of the Traversflöte, 8 ft. According to Wolfram (1815), an example exists in the Pedal of the Organ in the Chuch of St. Bonifacii, Langensalza.

Wedgwood also lists it, but says only “see Flauto Traverso”, then never mentions it again. The suffix bass was often used by German organ builders to indicate that a stop belonged to the Pedal.


None known. Contributions welcome.


Audsley[1]: Traversenbass. Wedgwood[1]: Traverso.
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