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Harmonium

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The '''harmonium''', part of the '''reed organ''' family, is a [[free-reed instruments|free-reed]] keyboard instrument, a close cousin of the [[pipe organ]]. The harmonium was developed during the middle of the nineteenth century to meet the burgeoning demand for a relatively inexpensive organ-like instrument instrum ent for home and chapel. It, or its American development, the "American Organ" or "Cabinet Organ", is still sometimes used in churches and auditoriums to replace an organ because the latter is too expensive.
When the harmonium is played, there are foot pedals that the organist pushes to blow air through the free reeds.
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