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And wasn't the original Hill Tuba designed as a signalling device for railways, thence translated into church at the behest of the entrepreneur Hudson, the 'Railway King'?
Long, long ago - say in the 10th century, when it was still a very primitive instrument - an organ might have had 400 pipes, as one in Winchester, England, did, and require 70 strong men to pump it. The resulting thunder of sound could be heard for miles; it battered its listeners and forced them to cover their "gaping ears"
Today, thanks to the miracle of the transistor, the electronic organ is capable of nearly that same power, but it can produce literally thousands of far sweeter, far more delicate sounds as well. Not a pipe is needed, not a single man to work the bellows. At fingers' touch are more combinations than one could probably think to play: combinations of of tonal color that can imitate birds, brooks, whole orchestras of instruments, voices, fountains, sounds of cities and their streets - curious, wonderful sounds that have never been heard before.