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American organ

Definition of the noun american organ

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noun

  1. a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows

Explanation

American organ a.k.a. Melodeon: A melodeon is a type of 19th century reed organ with a foot-operated vacuum bellows, and a piano keyboard. It differs from the related harmonium, which uses a pressure bellows. Melodeons were manufactured in the United States sometime after 1812 until the Civil War era. By 1840 forty builders are listed.

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Google previewThe American history and encyclopedia of music ... (1908)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

American organ already has been discussed under the heading, " Instrumental Music, Bands and Orchestras " of this volume and it is unnecessary again to review the subject, for the matter herein treated is confined to the organ trade.

Google previewThe american cyclopedia: a popular dictionary of general knowledge (1875)

due to American organ builders. It has us been applied to moving the stops of the orrn. Now, by the pressure of a small knob reach of the performer's fingers while p whole combinations of stops can be drawn or pushed in, and the changes ...

Google previewThe Art of Music: A dictionary-index of musicians (1917)

by Daniel Gregory Mason

American organ builders .

Google previewStainer and Barrett's Dictionary of Musical Terms (1898)

by John Stainer, William Alexander Barrett

American Organ. An instrument having one or more manuals, and registers which control series of free reeds. It is, in its principles of construction, diametrically opposed to the Harmonium, for whereas in this, air is forced through the reeds from ...

Google previewGrove's dictionary of music and musicians (1911)

by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd

AMERICAN ORGAN 77 AMEN. This word has been often employed by composers as an opportunity for the display of fugue and counterpoint, just as some of Palestrina's finest music is given to the names of the Hebrew letters, Aleph, Beth, ...

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