Trompette en chamade
|Artist||John K. Robinson|
|Location||Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St|
|Equipment||Canon PowerShot SD400|
|Posted||Mar 29, 2009|
A horizontal trumpet stop in a pipe organ is called trompette en chamade, alluding perhaps to a line of medieval heralds sounding a fanfare. The photo was taken from directly below (my seat in the choir, actually). The center portion of the stop is visible. The background is the ceiling of the gallery where the organ is located.
The first use of the term en chamade was in reference to a French organ of 1772.
You can see and hear another example of a trompette en chamade in this video.