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    Glechter

    As I was looking at the stop list of the 1969 Rieger at Jacobskirche, Rothenburg-ob-der-Taube, I discovered (or really re-discovered) a 4-rank Glechter in the Brustwerk, or Ruckpositiv.

    Does anybody know what Glechter means?

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    Glacier?? not sure
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    Found this about the hültze glechter if that helps any.



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    From what I read here and Lars' link must be a flute 4rank mixture constructed to ressemble a wooden glockenspiel.
    As we all know some Cupolas ressemble to as if a high octave xylophone is playin' along with a flute...
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    Checked Encycl. of Organ Stops. Basically says that it's a high-pitched, bell-sounding mixture. Concluded that there are 3rds, 7ths, and maybe 9ths in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Found this about the hültze glechter if that helps any[I].


    I found the stoplist of the Steinmeyer(1981)/Lenter(1997) at Heilig Geistkirche, Heidelberg, which has a Hueltze Glechter in the Positiv. A footnote indicates it's a Xylophon. An actual percussion register, I believe.

    Glechter and Glocken are similar words. (because I first found this on an Austrian organ, perhaps Glechter is from an Austrian dialect?)

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    Now, that's different ... a xylophone stop ... maybe the encyclopedia was making reference to the 'overtones' when it mentioned various pitches.

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    That sounds right.

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