Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Following Compline

St. Mark's Cathedral has a D.A. Flentrop organ built in Holland in 1965. The organ boasts58 stops, 79 ranks and 3,944 pipes. The larger pipes look like industrial smoke stacks. The resonance is deep. In contrast, the kid's music system in the car next to me at the stop light with the boom, boom base vibrations coming forth from the back seat and all the windows rolled down sound like a plastic toy whistle on mute.

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