The Other Election Results

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


Prestant Dutch
Principaal Dutch
Principal English
Principale Italian
Prinzipal German
Diapason English
Open Diapason English
Montre French
Flautado Spanish
Flautado Principal Spanish
Devanture French
Dulceon Czech
Frontispicium Latin
Fundamentalis Latin?
Jeu en Montre French
Monster French
Mostra French
Parade French?
Tenori Italian
Regula Latin
Primaria Regula Latin
Regula Primaria Latin

From The Encyclopedia of Organ Stops

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One Response to The Other Election Results

  1. Melanie says:

    I use whatever the stop knob or stop tab says. Sometimes it’s fun to hear how different it sounds in the different churches. I agree 2017 will be a better year!

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