reed organ


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reed organ a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reed organ (Mus) an organ in which the wind acts on a set of free reeds, as the harmonium, melodeon, concertina, etc.
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In literature:

It is as useless as a reed cut out of an organ or a finger that is severed from a hand.
"The History of the Telephone" by Herbert N. Casson
Ingenuity has been shown also in the invention of "talking-machines," like Faber's, based on the reed organ pipe.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The reed organ had a lot to do with musical culture.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
Then he spoke of his having been a manufacturer of organs, or, at least, of reeds for organs, at one period of his life.
"Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The reeds and weeds and trunks of trees, like the great and lesser pipes of an organ, thunder a low bass.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
If there was, I should admire to see how they sounded on the reed organ.
"Nautilus" by Laura E. Richards
When hairy Pan joined reeds of different lengths and so invented the flute which bears his name, he was, in reality, creating the organ.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saƫns
If any dirt is left here it will be drawn into the reeds the instant the organ is played.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
In this picture she is shown holding in her hands an instrument of reeds, which may be taken as the beginning of the organ of later days.
"Raphael" by Estelle M. Hurll
Organ, reed and pipe.
"Music Notation and Terminology" by Karl W. Gehrkens
In the French Mustel reed organ the first touch is operated by depressing the keys about a sixteenth part of an inch.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
The small reed organ stood open: a hymn book stretched back with a rubber band caught her eye.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
SPLENDID ORGANS 2 3-5 sets of reeds $70 3 sets with Sub Bass and Coupler $85, 2 sets $55, 1 do.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
She holds carelessly in her hands an organ from which the reeds are slipping.
"Great Artists, Vol 1." by Jennie Ellis Keysor
What is there that speaks so gravely in the wind notes and reeds of an organ?
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
In German and Dutch organs the term cornet is sometimes applied to a pedal reed stop.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Hope was hearing in imagination the swell of the great organ, the reed-like sweetness of the voices of the white-robed choristers.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
This organ is a vibrating instrument, resembling, in principle, the reed of a clarionet.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
Besides the organ, reed and string instruments are used to accompany the singing during important festivals.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan

In news:

Reed and instrument-accessory manufacturing company Vandoren has partnered with music competition organization Music For All to present the third annual Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition.
Antoine Ladon Williams, 28, Shantel Moore, 29, and Patrick James Reed, 38, are all charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
The versatile and stunning sextet, yMusic, performs new works by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire / Bell Orchestre) and Son Lux utilizing the organic processes of the human body.
The Glasgow Reed Organ Series event is to feature artists Brian Ebie and Laura Ebie.
He attended a reed organ festival in New England a few years ago and that was it.
The long-standing hissing match between Scott Boras and the Mets added a new twist yesterday, when the super-agent ripped the organization's handling of Walter Reed-gate.
Founded by renowned and innovative physician Dr Cramer Reed, this organization was part of his vision for a better way to serve the 50+ population.
Reed's Inc launched Reed's Culture Club Kombucha beverages, made from organic oolong and yerba mate teas that are brewed with spring water and a proprietary culture.
Fats Waller 's father, Edward Waller , was a Baptist lay preacher who conducted open air religious services in Harlem, at which as a child Waller played reed organ.