From another web site:
The earliest known pipe organ, the hydraulis, invented in the
third century BC, ingeniously used water to maintain the pressure in its
wind chest. This animation illustrates the mechanism:
This reproduction instrument at Bath illustrates some of its potential for sound:
No wonder the Byzantine emperors used it in their court ceremonies. This German reconstruction sounds much more refined:
No wonder Mozart referred to the pipe organ as the King of Instruments and it has been acclaimed as the most complex engineering of man up to the modern era!
Is there a diagram available showing how this works? The video is puzzling.
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