Tromba Magna Spanish?
Tromba Real Spanish?

Irwin lists these names with the following description:

An unusually loud and assertive Tromba rank, at 8' on the manuals. Without sounding horn-like, or as firm in tone as the Tubas, this solo and ensemble Chorus Reed furnishes the organ with a magnificent broad-toned, harmonically full brass sound that is at least as loud as the Tuba Magna.

Wedgwood lists Tromba Real as follows: “Examples of Trumpet stops bearing these titles [Tromba Bastarda, Tromba Batalla, Tromba Campana] occurred in the former organs at Seville Cathedral. There was probably little distinction between the tone of these registers.”

See Clarín Real, Trombe Reale, Trompeta Real.


All known examples are listed below.

Tromba Magna 8', Pedal; Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA; Austin 1925. This is the only known example of this name.

Tromba Real 8', Bombarde; First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; Keates-Geissler 1990. (This stop may have originated in a 1939 Skinner or a 1929 Casavant.)

Tromba Real 8', Choir; Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh.

Tromba Real 8', Solo; Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, England; Willis, Harrison & Harrison 1923-77.


Audsley[1]: Tromba. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Tromba. Irwin[1]: Tromba Real. Wedgwood[1]: Tromba Real.
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