Style 216 console from the South Pasadena Rialto TheatreThe pipe organ has earned its place as the King of Instruments.  No other acoustic instrument approaches the pipe organ in terms of the range and power of musical expression given to a single musician. The theatre organ is the member of the pipe organ family that went into show business.  As such, it might be viewed as the Clown Prince who reminds us that there is nothing wrong with music that makes us smile. 
Explore the background and history of this fascinating musical instrument leading up to the Mighty Wurlitzer that is basis for the Miditzer in the other articles posted on this website.