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    Uses for the Cornett 3fach in Silbermann sets?

    Hi, I was just wondering in which cases this stop could be used. Considering it is only available for middle C upwards I'm a little puzzled as to its possible uses. Also considering it's sonoric particularity I'm interested to know in what styles or forms it is generally used.

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    Hi Jay,

    The Cornet is a 'Solo' compound stop (like a mixture) and is usually used as a reed. There is a lot of French and German organ literature that will make good use of the Cornet. Take a look at http://www.organstops.org/c/Cornet.html for a little more info...

    GrahamG

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    Hello Jay,

    A Cornet is mixture stop which is composed by an 8' flute and 4'; 2' 2/3; 2'; 1' 3/5 Principals. This specific Cornet is only composed by the 2' 2/3; 2'; 1' 3/5 principals. You must complete with a 8' flute and 4' Principal. As the cornet is only half of the keyboard and as the 8' and 4' are full keyboard stops, you have a right hand solo and a left hand accompainment.

    The German cornet is to be used as I said before. In the french organs, the cornet is used as a solo or as a reinforcement to the reeds, which are week in upper part of the keyboard or to form a Grand Choeur with Principals (from 16' to 2'), a cornet and reeds (usually 8' Trompette and 4' Clairon. The Bombarde 16' is less used on the keyboards). But remember, the german reeds are stable in all its extension and the cornet doesn't combine with them.

    I hope I've helped

    Lombardo

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    Here is a good example in BWV 731:

    http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/att...4&d=1284923050

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    Thats great info thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lombardo View Post
    Hello Jay,

    A Cornet is mixture stop which is composed by an 8' flute and 4'; 2' 2/3; 2'; 1' 3/5 Principals. This specific Cornet is only composed by the 2' 2/3; 2'; 1' 3/5 principals. You must complete with a 8' flute and 4' Principal. As the cornet is only half of the keyboard and as the 8' and 4' are full keyboard stops, you have a right hand solo and a left hand accompainment.

    The German cornet is to be used as I said before. In the french organs, the cornet is used as a solo or as a reinforcement to the reeds, which are week in upper part of the keyboard or to form a Grand Choeur with Principals (from 16' to 2'), a cornet and reeds (usually 8' Trompette and 4' Clairon. The Bombarde 16' is less used on the keyboards). But remember, the german reeds are stable in all its extension and the cornet doesn't combine with them.

    I hope I've helped

    Lombardo
    Three and a half years later, thanks for that info about the French Cornet!
    Mick Berg.

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