The role of the two instruments when used as accompaniments is different as well. The piano works well as a leading instrument- the power of percussion instruments comes from the first strike. The piano can also produce rhythms and melodies much faster than an organ, making it an excellent introduction piece. Likewise, it is also a good tool for guiding the melody. An organ is capable of filling a larger space with sound, and supporting a large congregation, for example, in singing. It achieves its power during the sustainment of the notes. A primary function of an organ is to fill in sounds and provide the supporting chords.
NEW CD... "CAROUSEL ORGAN MUSIC" Our latest new CD features 18 selected songs (complete song, not a clip) from our compact disc recordings and provides music samples of 16 different carousel organs. The CD number from which the song is taken is indicated so you can refer to our catalog to see what other songs are available on a particular organ. The organs featured on the CD are Wurlitzers 103, 105, 125, 145, 146, 153, 155, 165. In addition are Ruth-Artizan (48 key), Artizan (61 key), Bruder (46 key), Frati-Bruder (43 key), Ruth Bruder (56 key), Richter (79 key), Gavioli replica (89 key) and Ruth replica (63 key). Plus two additional songs from the Wurlitzer 165.