Vox Mystica Latin

This stop is essentially an 8' Echo Vox Humana, though Irwin, the only source to list both names, lists them separately. Each resonators is cylindrical, with a bell on top, the underside of which is slotted. Wedgwood report that the example in Colston Hall “was intended to represent Madam Clara Butt's voice”. Irwin describes it as the softest reed stop in the organ, making “a mere whisper of high-pitched overtones that do little for the soft flue stops except add a fringe of tenuously pitched and mysterious harmonics to them”.

Other stops which claim to be the softest are Dolcissimo, Echo Dulciana Celeste, Echo Gamba, Fernflöte, Viola d'Amore, and Vox Angelica.


Vox Mystica 8', Echo; Colston Hall, Bristol, England; Norman & Beard 1905.

Vox Mystica 8', Echo II; Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA; Moller 1911

Vox Mystica 8', Echo; Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Norman & Beard 1929.

Vox Mystica 8', Remote Organ; Lapua, Finland; Kangasala 1938.


Audsley[1]: Vox Mystica. Irwin[1]: Vox Mystica. Wedgwood[1]: Vox Mystica.
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