Congregational UCC in Iowa City gets some press about their new Casavant organ: "City church pipes up"
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Article with numbers and sizes of pipes?
The new organ includes 1,609 pipes ranging in size from two inches to 16 feet long. It will be set up behind the church's altar.
A hackneyed description of the action?
In simple terms, the organist plays the keys and two cords connect from the instrument to the pipes. When a key is pressed, it signals a release of air that shoots up the appropriate pipe to create the sound.
A musical gaffe?
William Crouch, the church's organist, will play and be accompanied by a 30-person choir led by choir director Richard Bloesch.
Check, check and check.
I love it when those choirs show up to accompany me.
Elsewhere in Iowa: Three women have been church musicians for combined total of 170 years.
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