Reinforza a Ligne Italian|
Rinforzo a Lingue Italian
Listed only by Audsley, who says:
A stop, of 16 ft. pitch, formed of free-reeds without the addition of resonant tubes, resembling in this respect the Physharmonika in the Organ in the Cathedral of Lucerne. Italian organ-builders have introduced the Reinforza a Ligne only in cases where space was too limited for the accomodation of a proper lingual stop of 16 ft. pitch. An example exists in the largest Organ in the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome.
The name means "reeds reinforcement".
Rinforzo a lingue, Pedale; Chiesa di San Tommaso Apostolo, Castelfranco di Sopra, Italy; unknown 1824. A Tromba-like reed.
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