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32', 16', 8', 4', 2', 1'


kraftvoll, majestätisch, vielfältig

Manual + Pedal


The Principal register in a pipe organ is a foundational and versatile stop that forms the core of the instrument's tonal palette. It is characterized by its clear and robust tone, providing a solid and reliable sound foundation. The pipes of the Principal register are typically constructed with a medium scale and made of metal. The Principal stop is found in both the manual and pedal divisions of the organ and is often the principal chorus stop, meaning it forms the basis of the organ's ensemble sound. It is capable of producing a wide range of pitches and is used to play both melodic and harmonic lines. The Principal stop's strong and balanced sound blends well with other stops, making it a crucial element in creating varied and expressive organ registrations. As its name suggests, the Principal register embodies the principal or essential character of the organ's sound. It provides clarity, definition, and stability to the music, making it suitable for a wide range of musical styles and applications. Whether as a solo voice or in combination with other stops, the Principal stop is a fundamental building block that contributes to the overall richness and versatility of the pipe organ.

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