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A New Orchestrion is Born
By John A. Tuttle

HI All,

I'm probably way out of line to even mention this but I simply can't
help myself.

Last night I was honored to be the first person (outside of family) to
hear Craig Brougher's newest creation which he lovingly calls "The
Ding-a-Ling" ("Ding" for short). This massive Orchestrion is, to me,
the most beautiful sounding instrument I've ever experienced. I won't
go into the details of it's construction because I'm not qualified to
explain them accurately. I do hope that Craig will write and explain
some of the numerous hurdles he has overcome to achieve the final
results. Even mundane music sounds extraordinary.

If we're all really good...  maybe Craig will consider cutting a CD of
this almost unbelievably beautiful instrument (hint-hint).

(OK, so I let the cat out of the bag...  so shoot me.  :-)


John A. Tuttle

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