Tibia Latin

This name, which means “pipe”, is usually qualified with other terms (see variants below). By itself, according to Irwin, it indicates an open flute of 8' pitch, usually of wood but occasionally of metal. On a theatre organ, the name Tibia indicates a Tibia Clausa. While this term was in use long before Hope-Jones arrived on the scene, his use of it has effectively redefined it to indicate a family of huge scaled flutes with little harmonic development.


Echo Tibia Clausa
Tibia Angusta
Tibia Angusta Barbata
Tibia Aperta - Fugara
Tibia Bifara - Bifara
Tibia Bifarius - Bifara
Tibia Clausa
Tibia Cuspida - Spitzflöte
Tibia Dura
Tibia Flute
Tibia Major
Tibia Minor
Tibia Mollis
Tibia Plena
Tibia Profunda
Tibia Profundissima
Tibia Rex
Tibia Rurestris - Bauerflöte
Tibia Silvestris - Waldflöte
Tibia Transversa - Orchestral Flute
Tibia Traversa - Orchestral Flute
Tibia Vulgaris - Blockflöte


Nearly every theatre organ has at least one, unified to a wide variety of pitches.


Adlung[1]: §199 Tibia. Audsley[2]: I.XIII Tibia. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Tibia. Grove[1]: Tibia. Irwin[1]: Tibia. Maclean[1]: Tibia. Skinner[1]: XII Tibia. Sumner[1]: Tibia. Wedgwood[1]: Tibia. Williams[1]: Glossary: Tibia.
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