A reed organ, also called a parlor (or parlour) organ, pump organ, cabinet organ, cottage organ, is an organ that generates its sounds using free metal reeds. Smaller, cheaper and more portable than pipe organs, reed organs were widely used in smaller churches and in private homes in the 19th century, but their volume and tonal range are limited, and they were generally confined to one or two manuals, with pedal-boards being extremely rare.
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... is a free-standing keyboard instrument similar to a reed organ ... Sound is produced by air being blown through sets of free reeds, resulting in a sound similar to that of an accordion ... In North America, the most common pedal-pumped free-reed keyboard instrument is known as the "American reed organ", (or "parlor organ", "pump organ", "cabinet organ", "cottage organ", etc.) and ...
... See also Hammond organ After the fail of Teleharmonium business, similar designs called tonewheel organs were continuously developed For example Robb ... Germany) — optical-tonewheel sampling organ, marketed in 1935-1940s One of the earlier electronic tonewheel organ was conceived and manufactured by Morse Robb ... Built in Belleville, Ontario, The Robb Wave Organ predates its much more successful competitor Hammond by patent and manufacture, but shut down its operations in 1938 due to lack of funding ...
... In 1908 he began teaching organ and he was appointed professor of organ in 1915 ... His "Legend" for reed organ has been republished by the Reed Organ Society it is a short, highly chromatic piece of intermediate difficulty, somewhat in the style of Grieg ... While the piece will work on a standard pipe organ, it sounds much better on a reed organ (either a European harmonium or an American pump organ), as the rise and fall of the air pressure ...
... Free reed aerophone variations of reed organ Chord organ (developed as electronic, then adapted to electrically blown reed organ) Harmonium Melodeon (organ) Regal related instruments Pipe organ Portative organ ...
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