Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The organ proper, the largest of musical instruments. See organ.

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Examples

  • The church's style may seem extravagant, but it brought worship to life, said Brett Judson, a member who is listed as a creditor for pipe-organ performances.

    Crystal Cathedral's Cracks Show in Bankruptcy Filing

  • Such are the creative issues that inspire Mr. Shirey, who will celebrate his 44th birthday onstage Saturday at Joe's Pub, demonstrating the inherent lyrical allure of such items as the "industrial flute," the enigmatic "Sxipenspiel," a stack of "mutant harmonicas" fed into a pitch-shifting device that makes a "fat, greasy, lumbering pipe-organ sound," a guitar doctored with paper clips and a microphone, and a set of desktop handbells.

    A Mad Scientist of Musical Machinery

  • A pipe-organ company suggested a mechanism that blew air across the top of water bottles filled with varying amounts of liquid, resulting in the soulful, calliope-like sound that is one of the most distinctive features of the project.

    Metheny's One-Man Band

  • They're compelling red wines of pipe-organ depth and power without excessive alcohol or overripeness.

    Two Worlds of Argentine Wines

  • The best argument for pipe-organ programming is the opportunity to hear substantial works like Clavier- Ü bung III.

    Does the Organ Matter?

  • Composers have been working with massed strings for ages, but seldom these particular strings: the orchestral textures for indeed they are are simply gorgeous, sometimes horn-like, occasionally pipe-organ complex, once or twice bordering on actual vocalise.

    dustbury.com » Twenty-four hundred strings

  • There are the arcade with rows of Skee-Ball lanes, the pipe-organ carousel with hand-painted horses, the haunted house and the mirror maze.

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  • Similarly, the music starts with an overwrought pipe-organ number and then meanders through a series of forgettable faux-gothic compositions.

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Post-Mortem

  • So hold the holy water and stifle the Mephistophelian pipe-organ toccata: Nestlé is using its corporate clout for good, not...evil.

    Fat Synergy: Brabeck-Letmathe's Nestle To Buy Jenny Craig

  • When I was 14, I was excited about pipe-organ recitals in honor of J.S.

    Philocrites: 'Friends' gets religion.

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