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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Beginnings

These links take you back to the very origins of the pipe organ story

document The ancient hydraulis
Information about the Hydraulis.

document The ancient hydraulis
View a video about the Hydraulis, the “first pipe organ.”

document Construction of an ancient hydraulis
More information about the Hydraulis.

document History of the pipe organ
A detailed history of the organ from its beginnings through the 19th century.

document Curious facts from the organ’s history
Some additional curious pipe organ facts, courtesy of the Westfield Center.