The Organ In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The organ is a very complex instrument both to describe and to play. The following article defines many of the terms used to describe and distinguish organs and identifies important issues in playing them in worship.

The organ was an invention of the Eastern empire early in the Christian era, where it was associated with court entertainment and was as a result never employed in church. When imported into the West about the eighth century, it was embraced by the church and became the...


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