Jubalflöt[e] German
Jubal Flute English?
Tubalflöt[e] corruption
Thubalflöt[e] German?

Most sources describe these names as indicating a full-toned open flute with two mouths, essentially an open Doppelflöte, found at 8', 4' and 2' pitch. Sumner dates it from the early 18th century; Williams mentions an “open 8' or 4' Hohlflöte called Jubalflöte at Görlitz (1697-1703) by E. Casparini who was evidently not entirely familiar with current Saxon stop-names.” Irwin claims it to be a synonym for Seraphonflöte. Adlung, however, maintains that these names are simply synonyms for Octave. The stop is named for Jubal, “the father of all such as handle the harp and organ” (Genesis iv.21, KJV).

Compare with Jubal.




Osiris contains nine examples of Jubalflöte at 2' pitch (all by Klais), two examples at 4' pitch, and four at 8' pitch, and one example of Jubal Flute. The oldest ones are listed below.

Jubalflöte 8', Great; Church of St. Paul, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Walcker 1833.

Jubalflöte 8', Labialschwellwerk; St. Michaelis, Hamburg, Germany; Walcker 1912 (destroyed).

Jubalflöte 8', Schwell-Bombardwerk; Cathedral, Passau, Bavaria, Germany; Steinmeyer 1924.

Jubalflöte 8', Hauptwerk; Luitpoldhalle, Nürnberg, Germany; Walcker 1936 (destroyed).

Jubal Flute 8', Gallery Organ II; Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh.

Tubalflöte 8', 4', 2'; Pedal; Church of SS. Peter & Paul, Görlitz, Germany.


Adlung[1]: §145 Flöt, §171 Oktave, §199 Thubalflöt, §203 Tubal. Audsley[1]: Jubalflöte. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Jubalflöte. Irwin[1]: Seraphonflöte. Locher[1]: Double Flute; Jubal Flute. Maclean[1]: Jubalflöte. Sumner[1]: Jubalflöte. Wedgwood[1]: Doppelflöte; Jubalflöte; Tubalflöte. Williams[1]: Glossary: Jubal.
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