Baroque Pipe Organ on Display in Rochester

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Full-length view of a giant 17th century pipe organ. i

The organ is on display at the Herdle Fountain Gallery of the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. It almost ended up on the scrap heap. University of Rochester hide caption

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Full-length view of a giant 17th century pipe organ.

The organ is on display at the Herdle Fountain Gallery of the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. It almost ended up on the scrap heap.

University of Rochester

A full-size Italian Baroque organ — a 17th-century marvel with 600 pipes and more than 2,000 parts — is on display at the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. It's the only organ of its kind in the Americas.

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