Definition of reed stop in English:

reed stop


  • An organ stop controlling reed pipes.

    • ‘It is a large 3-manual instrument constructed in baroque fashion in Keller temperament and with 15 reed stops.’
    • ‘The last piece of the evening, Franck's Chorale no 3 offered more Gallic-sounding reed stops, and a near-ideal balance between the music's restlessness and serenity.’
    • ‘Then of course you have trumpets, and I always like to compare the organ to an orchestra, because you have flutes and you have strings and you have reed stops, so it's very easy to explain.’