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Originality enlivens the birthday party for Hurricane Mama
Originality enlivens the birthday party for Hurricane Mama

Hurricane Mama, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, is a young mama, but she's already made her mark as the model for a 21st century organ. For her 10th birthday party Sunday night, she had a brood of nine performers on hand to celebrate. And the first thing always evident when confronted by a collection of organists is that they are more than a brood. They are a breed all their own. The organ demands a special strain of creativity. That comes partly from the many-keyboarded monster's magnificent degree of tonal versatility. Every organ is different; every organ has a vast number of sonic possibilities; and very few organ pieces expressly notate exactly what stops to use. Even...

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