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Leland W. Sprinkle , John Batchelder - The Great Stalacpipe Organ In The Beautiful Caverns Of Luray, Virginia FLAC album


Performer: Leland W. Sprinkle
Genre: Classical music
Title: The Great Stalacpipe Organ In The Beautiful Caverns Of Luray, Virginia
Country: US
Style: Neo-Romantic
FLAC version ZIP size: 1343 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1585 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1326 mb
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Pressed for Luray Caverns by RCA Victor Custom Record Department. Matrix, Runout (Matrix, A Side Label ): M8OW-8523.

The instrument's name was derived from the resemblance of the selected thirty-seven naturally formed stalactites to the pipework of a traditional pipe organ along with its custom organ-style keyboard console

Located in Luray Caverns, the largest caverns in the eastern USA, the Great Stalacpipe Organ is an electrically actuated lithophone made from solenoid. This one-of-a-kind instrument was invented and built in 1954 by Leland . prinkle, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon, who also honed the first generation of computers in the ’50s. It was immediately turned into a tourist attraction. The organ console was constructed by Klann Organ Supply of Waynesboro, Virginia.

Luray Caverns is the largest caverns in the eastern United States, yet walking through feels more akin to an unearthly experience. Visit Geology’s Hall of Fame. Discover Luray Caverns. Included Attractions. The Car & Carriage Caravan Museum, Luray Valley Museum, and Toy Town Junction are included with every Luray Caverns ticket. Car & Carriage Caravan Museum.

Luray - Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the eastern USA and a National Landmark. Some of the most spectacular creations were formed just one drip at at time, such as Giant's Hall, vast expansive chambers decorated by predominately golden columns, 10-stories tall. The gold colors come from iron and clay soils seeping from the ground along with the calcium carbonate "drips. 2. Shenandoah Caverns. Quicksburg - On I-81 between New Market and Mt. Jackson, see Shenandoah Caverns, the only caverns in Virginia with elevator service to its 17 underground rooms.

The Great Stalacpipe Organ was the vision of cave tourist Leland Wilfred Sprinkle, who saw a Luray guide play Mary Had a Little Lamb by tapping stalactites with a hammer, and convinced Luray management that he could turn the cave itself into a musical instrument. In June 1957, after three years of testing over 3,000 stalactites, he sat at the organ keyboard to play its first selections. It's like having the largest musical instrument on Earth on the Moon," said Schaffer of the organ. if you're in the Caverns for an hour it's beautiful and wonderful.

Located deep in the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument. Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets. This most unique, one-of-a-kind instrument was invented in 1954 by Mr. LeIand W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon  . For many years Leland played the Stalacpipe Organ for visitors, as seen in the bottom left photo. Close-up of one of the mallets which strike a stalactite when an organ key is pressed.

This . acre ‘Stalacpipe Organ’ was built in the Luray Caves in the US. Here, thirty-seven stalactites have been tuned then fitted with solenoid-actuated rubber hammers by Leland W. Sprinkle, a maverick Pentagon programmer who also honed the first generation of computers in the ’50s. Despite the Organ being operational by 1956 it wasn’t until 2011 that the first original song ‘In the Cave’, composed for it by Finnish, Swedish music-explorers Pepe Deluxé, emerged from the darkness.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Introduction
A2 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Arranged By – Leland W. SprinkleWritten-By – Martin Luther
A3 Beautiful Dreamer
Arranged By – Leland W. SprinkleWritten-By – Stephen Foster
A4 Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Arranged By – Leland W. SprinkleWords By – Thomas Moore
A5 America
Written-By – Carey*
B1 Prelude In A
Written-By – Frédéric Chopin
B2 Minuet In A
Written-By – Luigi Boccherini
B3 Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
Written-By – Christoph Willibald Gluck

Credits

  • Arranged By – C. T. Chapman* (tracks: A5)
  • Narrator – John Batchelder
  • Organ – Leland W. Sprinkle
  • Recorded By, Engineer – Whitford L. Hall

Notes

Pressed for Luray Caverns by RCA Victor Custom Record Department.

Picture Sleeve features a Brown photo with orange blocks around white letters and original 98c price.

Labels are White with Black Printing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): M8OW-8523
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): M8OW-8524

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LC 200 Leland W. Sprinkle & John Batchelder Leland W. Sprinkle & John Batchelder - The Great Stalacpipe Organ ‎(7") Luray Caverns LC 200 US Unknown
LC 200 Leland W. Sprinkle & John Batchelder Leland W. Sprinkle & John Batchelder - The Great Stalacpipe Organ ‎(7") Luray Caverns LC 200 US Unknown
LC 200 Leland W. Sprinkle & John Batchelder Leland W. Sprinkle & John Batchelder - The Great Stalacpipe Organ ‎(7") Luray Caverns LC 200 US Unknown