Stopped flute

Stopped flute

A column flute that stops approximately one-third of the shaft height above its base.

cabled fluting, ribbed fluting, stopped flute

A molding of convex section formed in the flutes of a column, usually in the lower third of the shaft.

stopped flute

In classical architecture and derivatives, a flute terminated, usually about two-thirds of the way down a column or pilaster. Below this, the shaft may be smooth or faceted, or the fluting may be incised partway, leaving a flat surface sunk between fillets. A cabled flute is sometimes called “stopped.”
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Like most stopped flutes it speaks slowly in the lower register; this is a disadvantage in the allegros, particularly as Butt articulates the quaver bass lines in a fairly detached manner.