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How heavy is a pipe organ?

By: Dennie KampUpdated: February 19, 2021


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The weight of a pipe organ is dependent on its size, how many stop it has. A good rule of thumb for determining weight is 750 lbs per stop.

Keeping this in view, how much does an organ instrument weigh?

425 pounds

Also, what is the most expensive pipe organ?

Lausanne organ pulls out all the stops. The 7,000-pipe organ in Lausanne Cathedral is one of the most expensive instruments in the world, but experiencing its sheer power and unique harmonics is priceless.

How does a pipe organ work?

A pipe organ contains one or more sets of pipes, a wind system, and one or more keyboards. The pipes produce sound when pressurized air produced by the wind system passes through them. An action connects the keyboards to the pipes. Stops allow the organist to control which ranks of pipes sound at a given time.

What is the world's largest pipe organ?

Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ


What is the longest organ pipe?

The largest organ pipe is 64 feet or 19,5 meters. There are two instruments that have a full-length 64'stop. The first one is the Midmer-Losh organ at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The second one is the Pogson organ in the Organ Sydney Town Hall.

Why are pipe organs so expensive?

The even-more-expensive-part is the control system, pipes, and sounding equipment. This was very expensive because of the huge number of reinforced hoses that had to be custom-fit to the installation as well as routed through the building from the pumps to the pipes.

What is the biggest organ in your body?

Skin is the human body's largest organ. Body organs aren't all internal like the brain or the heart. There's one we wear on the outside. Skin is our largest organ—adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it.

How much does a large pipe organ cost?

The cost of a pipe organ can be as low as $30,000.00 for a used instrument relocated to a new home, to millions of dollars for a new instrument built for a major church or concert hall. The range of cost for a pipe organ for a small to medium sized church is in the area of $200,000.00 – 850,000.00.

How much does it cost to tune a pipe organ?

The cost of this biannual tuning will vary depending on the size of the pipe organ and area in which the pipe organ is located. In general, tuning and maintenance will require roughly one hour for every six stop in the organ. Hourly rates will vary from $85.00 per hour to $125.00 per hour.

What is the largest instrument in the world?

The Great Stalacpipe Organ is billed as the world's largest musical instrument, located deep underground in Luray Caverns in Virginia.

How many pipes are in a pipe organ?

If a keyboard of 61 notes controls a group of 10 ranks of pipes, there will be 610 pipes playable from that keyboard. There are many more pipes in an organ than the ones you typically see.

What is a rank on a pipe organ?

A set of pipes producing the same timbre for each note is called a rank, while each key on a pipe organ controls a note which may be sounded by different ranks of pipes, alone or in combination.

How does a pipe organ get air?

A pipe organ feeds wind into pipes, causing the air to oscillate and produce a sound. The pipes stand in line above the box referred to as the wind-chest, with wind fed from below into the pipes the organist wishes to use to produce sound.

How much does a digital organ cost?

Purchase and installation of a well-built new pipe organ can be costly—–some $15 – $20,000 per rank on a new instrument—-and even an average-sized organ of 35 to 40 ranks can push total cost into the $750,000 range and higher. Another equally viable option is the purchase of a digital organ.

How do pipe organ stops work?

An organ stop (or just stop) is a component of a pipe organ that admits pressurized air (known as wind) to a set of organ pipes. The phrase "pull out all the stops" has entered general usage, for deploying all available means to pursue a goal.

What is the king of musical instruments?

Violins, violas and cellos belong to the violin family. They are the indisputable kings of all musical instruments.

How much does a Hammond b3 organ cost?

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