A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Larigot
Jump to navigation Jump to search
LARIGOT (from an old French word, l'arigot, for a small flute or flageolet, now obsolete), the old name for a rank of small open metal pipes, the longest of which is only 1½ ft. speaking-length. Its pitch is a fifth above that of the fifteenth, an octave above the twelfth, and a nineteenth above the unison. It is first met with, in English organs, in those made by Harris, who passed many years in France, and who placed one in his instrument in St. Sepulchre's, Snow Hill, erected in 1670.
[ E. J. H. ]