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Mailbag: “Oldest pipe organ?”

April 27, 2006

Dear Michael,
I was wondering two things. What is the oldest pipe organ you have featured on Pipedreams, and where is the oldest pipe organ in the world located.

Wyatt Smith
Rapid City, SD

Dear Wyatt,
It is claimed that the oldest pipe organ (with some components from 1390) is at the Castle chapel in Sion, Switzerland. We have broadcast that, also instruments from the 15th century in Germany (Rysum) and Italy (Bologna).



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