Dutch Street Organ


Human's  one of the loveliest creation. Dutch Street Organ is a mechanical instrument.
Organs are operated either mechanical or by pneumatic means. To learn more about organs please click here.
Dutch street organs are played pneumatically.The people who operates the organ are called as "Organ grinders". The organ grinder operates the Street Organ by placing a book music in the middle of the small wheel and turns the big wheel and comes the lovely music. What amazed me a lot was the book music.

Placing the book music in the organ

Book music is a medium for storing music played on these street organs. Book music is made from thick cardboard, containing perforated holes representing the musical notes to be played, with the book folded zig-zag style.

Book music


Inside the book music

Finally some music from the Dutch Street Organ..

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