The Macy’s pipe organ

While in Philly I stopped at Macy’s for the 7 p.m. organ concert. The store has the largest working pipe organ in the world, with nearly 30,000 pipes. The organist didn’t play anything I recognized (no Bach, either!), except for a billowy rendition of “Danny Boy,” but it was a great experience to hear, all the same.

Video clips of the organ in action:

30-second clip of some large-sounding piece.

I would have also linked to a 2-minute clip of “Danny Boy” featuring a woman falling down with a *smack* at 0:44, but YouTube rejected the clip because it was “too long.” The file was 44 MB and 2 minutes long . . . that seems to meet their 100 MB / 10 minute restrictions. This has happened before and I don’t know why. Any clues?


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