This rare stop name has a number of different meanings. Wedgwood defines it as an 8 ft., or Quint, Gemshorn; also a corruption of Jubalflöte. According to Adlung, Jula is usually a Spitzflöte of 8' or 6' (5 1/3') pitch. Audsley reports that Schlimbach and Seidel gave this name to the 8' Spitzflöte. Williams has the most to say:
A rare stop-name with different meanings in German organs: open Quint-major oder Jula to Samber (1707), Spitzflote 8' to Zang (1829), and 8' stop probably open at Rostock Marienkirche (1580s, H. Glovatz), a narrow open Quinte of gentle tone to the author of the Dresdner Handschrift. Samber was probably copying Praetorius (1619).
Grove summarizes Williams, and adds: a soft, narrow mutation (Praetorius).
Iula 8', Great; Duomo di Cernia, Pisa, Italy; 1710. This example is a strong flue.
Copyright © 2000 Edward L. Stauff, all rights reserved.|
Jula.html - Last updated 29 September 2007.