Before the 19th century, how many people were needed to make pipe organ play?

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Playing the organ before electricity required at least one person (called calcant) to operate the bellows. Therefore, organists rarely practiced on the pipe organs, using other instruments such as the clavichord for practice instead.
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flagFrance
0%
92%
7%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
9%
72%
9%
9%
11
flagGreece
7%
71%
14%
7%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
69%
7%
15%
13
flagGermany
9%
65%
18%
5%
149
flagSwitzerland
7%
64%
21%
7%
14
flagthe United States
7%
62%
21%
8%
214
flagAustria
14%
61%
9%
4%
21
flagCanada
11%
61%
11%
11%
18
flagPoland
20%
57%
16%
4%
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flagthe United Kingdom
10%
56%
12%
18%
79
flagAustralia
10%
55%
20%
15%
20
flagUnknown
7%
53%
38%
0%
13
flagIndia
2%
38%
14%
41%
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