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letters | A REPRISE ON HALLOWED PLACE OF THE CHURCH ORGAN

Instrument serves a purpose, but in wrong hands . . .

Jennifer Graham (“Save the Church! (kill the organs),” Op-ed, Oct. 25) misses the point about church organs. They are used extensively in most Christian churches not for their capacity to amuse, entertain, or even frighten, but because they are the best instrument to lead and support congregational singing. To put it bluntly, they are not principally solo instruments.

Organ recitals around the world are generally poorly attended — most great composers did not write volumes of work for this instrument — but this has no bearing on the use of the organ for worship.

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