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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at least two
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flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
72%
0%
18%
11
flagGreece
7%
71%
14%
7%
14
flagthe Netherlands
10%
70%
10%
10%
10
flagAustria
15%
69%
7%
0%
13
flagGermany
7%
68%
17%
5%
109
flagthe United States
6%
64%
20%
8%
199
flagCanada
11%
58%
11%
11%
17
flagPoland
20%
56%
16%
4%
11165
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
55%
13%
21%
69
flagUnknown
7%
53%
38%
0%
13
flagAustralia
12%
50%
18%
18%
16
flagIndia
3%
39%
12%
42%
33