Hundreds Gather In German Church To Hear Composition's Chord Change St. Burchiardi church's custom organ has been playing a composition titled "As Slow As Possible" for 19 years. The piece will take 639 years to unfold. Stay tuned for another chord change in 2022.
NPR logo

Hundreds Gather In German Church To Hear Composition's Chord Change

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/910399169/910399170" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Hundreds Gather In German Church To Hear Composition's Chord Change

Hundreds Gather In German Church To Hear Composition's Chord Change

Hundreds Gather In German Church To Hear Composition's Chord Change

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/910399169/910399170" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

St. Burchiardi church's custom organ has been playing a composition titled "As Slow As Possible" for 19 years. The piece will take 639 years to unfold. Stay tuned for another chord change in 2022.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Hundreds gathered in a German church Sunday to hear a chord change almost seven years in the making. A custom organ has been playing a composition called "As Slow As Possible" for the past 19 years. The full piece will take 639 years. Here's a small taste of the action.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: Stay tuned for another chord change in 2022. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2020 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.