Klein Principal German/English|
Audsley lists Kleinprinzipal with the following description:
The term which has occadionally been employed to designate the Octave, 4 ft., of pure organ-tone, the scale of which is adjusted from that of the Majorprinzipal, 8 ft. This octave stop is identical with the old English Principal, 4 ft., and the Halbprinzipal of the old German organ-builders.
Irwin also lists it with a slightly different view:
A Foundation stop of 4' on the manuals, having in almost all examples the tone quality of a small-scale Octave, but not so soft as an Echo Diapason 4'.
Klein Principal 1', Positif; West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Moeller 1983.
Kleinprinzipal 2', Positivwerk; Kaiserdom, Speyer, Germany; Scherpf 1961/77.
Kleinprincipal 4', Positiv; Propsteikirche, Beckum, Germany; Klais 1913.
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