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By Hans van Oost

Ingmar Krause had a question about "doorloop" today. Doorloop has
nothing to do with doors, nor with loops. It is best translated with
"run-through".  Originally, a "doorloop" is a piece of organ-book with
all notes of the organ in order of pitch, from bass to melody. The
counter-melody, when present, is a separate piece of the same book. A
"doorloop" is used to test if all keys are functioning properly.
Sometimes it is combined with the "stemboek", a special book with
fifths and octaves that is used for tuning purposes.  The name
"doorloop" (say: door-loup) has been erratically used for a simple scale

Hans van Oost, KDV, Netherlands

(Message sent Wed 24 Jun 1998, 17:27:36 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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