What is organ?

  • (noun): A periodical that is published by a special interest group.
    Example: "The organ of the communist party"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Jesmond Parish Church - History - The Organ
... The church houses a fine pipe organ by the renowned builder James Jepson Binns of Leeds dating from 1913 ... It contains pipework from an organ by T ... A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register ...
Adagio For Strings - Arrangements
... They include Solo organ (1949) – William Strickland Clarinet choir (1964) – Lucien Cailliet Woodwind band (1967) – John O'Reilly Agnus Dei (1967) – Samuel Barber – Latin text setting of "Agnus Dei" (Lamb ... expressing his dissatisfaction with previously proposed organ arrangements he encouraged him to discuss and prepare his own version for publication ... Schirmers have had several organ arrangements submitted of my "Adagio for Strings" and many inquiries as to whether it exists for organ ...
Theatre Organ - History
... During the silent movie era and into the early 1930s, theatre organs were built in large numbers in the US and few in the United Kingdom ... to accompany silent movies, they frequently included a pipe organ to provide relief to the orchestra, and to play for less-expensive showings ... On the European continent the theatre organ appeared only after World War I in the cinemas ...
Wanamaker Organ
... The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest operational pipe organ in the world, located within a spacious 7-story ... The largest organ by some measures is the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ (which is barely functional) ... The Wanamaker organ is played twice a day, Monday through Saturday, and more frequently during the Christmas season ...

More definitions of "organ":

  • (noun): Wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard.
    Synonyms: pipe organ
  • (noun): A fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function.
  • (noun): A free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows.
    Synonyms: harmonium, reed organ
  • (noun): A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function.
    Example: "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"

Famous quotes containing the word organ:

    And this mighty master of the organ of language, who knew its every stop and pipe, who could awaken at will the thin silver tones of its slenderest reeds or the solemn cadence of its deepest thunder, who could make it sing like a flute or roar like a cataract, he was born into a country without literature.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    But alas! I never could keep a promise. I do not blame myself for this weakness, because the fault must lie in my physical organization. It is likely that such a very liberal amount of space was given to the organ which enables me to make promises, that the organ which should enable me to keep them was crowded out. But I grieve not. I like no half-way things. I had rather have one faculty nobly developed than two faculties of mere ordinary capacity.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Nature is so perfect that the Trinity couldn’t have fashioned her any more perfect. She is an organ on which our Lord plays and the devil works the bellows.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)