Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Musical Fun Fact- Organs

Did you know that the organ has been around for centuries? The Greek engineer Ctesibius is credited with inventing a pipe organ in Alexandria in the 3rd century BC.  It was known as a hydraulis and used pressurized wind created by water pressure.  It was an ingenious system which was not really improved upon much for centuries. Not much is known of the actual music that was played on the original hydraulis, though.  It might have been used more as a noisemaker. For a large selection of organs visit Scott Russ Music in Merrick, NY or www.ScottRussMusic.com

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