Zartgedackt German
Zartgedeckt German

Audsley lists this stop as follows:

The name that has been used to designate a covered stop of wood or metal, of 8 ft. pitch, yielding an unimitative flute-tone softer and sweeter than that of the Lieblichgedeckt, 8 ft. The stop requires, for the production of its characteristic voiced - free of any pronounced harmonic - to be voiced on wind of very low pressure, preferably 1 1/2 inches. This stop is in all essentials similar to the Stillgedeckt.

Irwin also lists it:

A stopped wood Flute of 8' or 4' on the manuals, resembling a very small-scale Gedeckt in structure and making a tone that is even softer than the Echo Gedeckt.

The German word zart means “delicate”.


Zartgedackt 16', Fernwerk; Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria; Rieger 1913.

Zartgedeckt 8', Positiv; Fraumuenster, Zuerich, Switzerland; Genf-AG 1953.

Zartgedackt 8', Hauptwerk, Turmorgel; Cathedral, Paderborn, Germany; Sauer 1981.

Zartgedackt 16', Fernwerk, Evangelienorgel; Stiftsbasilika, Waldsassen, Germany; Jann 1989.


Audsley[1]: Zartgedeckt. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Zartgedeckt. Irwin[1]: Zartgedeckt.
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