The Other Election Results
After a final burst of votes from one side, the votes pushed away from 50-50 for this narrow victory for “Principal.” For most of the duration, it was equal, and for several weeks, “Diapason” was in the lead. Several Facebook users made impassioned pleas there, but of course they didn’t count in the vote tabulation. There were many who insisted that there was a real difference, but most sources indicate that this is one stop on an organ and that it can have differing characteristics such as scaling and speech.
Here are the results.
I prefer to use “Principal” or “Diapason.” (original post is here)
October 5, 2015 @ 12:47 pm December 31, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
60 Principal (52%)
55 Diapason (48%)
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Open Diapason English
Flautado Principal Spanish
Jeu en Montre French
Primaria Regula Latin
Regula Primaria Latin
From The Encyclopedia of Organ Stops