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These handles can be adjusted to tune the notes to the perfect pitches.
These buttons, or stops, allow different tones to come from the pipes.
The different heights are what make the different pitches of the notes.
The pipes of the organ come in all shapes and sizes.
The pipes are made of either metal or wood. A row of pipes is called a rank.
The smallest pipes are only inches tall.
The largest pipes are so tall that you need a ladder to reach the top!
Each key on the the keyboard corresponds with a particular pipe.
The organ has three separate keyboards that can be played.
Looking down on the pipes from above is an awesome sight.
This is the pedalboard. These pedals are played with the feet! Notice that they follow the same black key/white key pattern as the keyboard played by hand.
These pipes are visible from the outside of the organ. They’re pretty, but they don’t do anything! They’re only for show.
These buttons allow the sound of the organ to be modified in different ways.
The pipe organ in the Church of the Immaculate Conception was installed in 1953.
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