reed organ


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reed organ

n.
A harmonium.

reed organ

n
1. (Instruments) a wind instrument, such as the harmonium, accordion, or harmonica, in which the sound is produced by reeds, each reed producing one note only
2. (Instruments) a type of pipe organ, such as the regal, in which all the pipes are fitted with reeds

reed′ or`gan


n.
a musical keyboard instrument, as the harmonium, having small metal reeds through which air is forced to produce the sound.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.reed organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellowsreed organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
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A cross-section of instruments included recorder, fiddles, melodeon and travel-friendly reed organ.
Yamaha began in 1887, when medical equipment technician Torakusu Yamaha took on the task of repairing a reed organ.
From the motorik drive of the title track, to the darker Brian Eno-like string arrangements or the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty accompanied by wheezing reed organ this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs.
With the invention of the reed organ, the German colonials living in Russia had an alternative and began importing or building on site the less expensive reed organs.
The harmonium in question normally lives at Phil and Pam Fluke's Reed Organ and Harmonium Museum at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire.
Yamaha began over one hundred years ago when a young entrepreneur named Torakusu Yamaha set out to craft a high-quality reed organ.
Museum visitors can also hear the sounds of ragtime from a mahogany Aeolian Orchestrelle player reed organ and a Link automatic piano (circa 1910).
Divided into three parts, Part One of Second to None traces the early history of the church--from the beginnings of Second Baptist Church in 1854 as a split from First Baptist Church of Atlanta over the use of a small reed organ to the new church's rise in prominence within the Southern Baptist Convention.
The music teacher introduced and led an in-depth discussion on some Indian instruments such as the tambura (a drone instrument with a pear-shaped gourd resonator, a long tapering neck, and four strings), the tabla (a pair of drums with a small wooden drum called the dayan and a larger metal drum called bayan), and the harmonium (a reed organ with hand-pumped bellows imported from Europe).
It was a considerable financial stretch for the tiny Church of the Resurrection to buy itself a Brombaugh pipe organ to replace the Estey reed organ the church had been using, says music director Betty Jean Bartholo- mew.