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  • Peter Williams,
  • Nicholas Thistlethwaite,
  • Edwin M. Ripin
  •  and John Koster


A device for the gradation of volume in keyboard instruments.

The Swell organ is that manual department of an organ whose chest and/or pipes are enclosed on all sides by a box, one side of which incorporates a device (lid, flap, shutters, sashed panel, etc.) that can be opened and closed by connection with a foot-lever or pedal. A stop or half-stop may be thus enclosed, or several departments (Choir organ, Solo organ) or even the whole organ (Samuel Green, St George's Chapel, Windsor, ...

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