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%
94%
5%
0%
17
flagCzech Republic
0%
90%
0%
10%
10
flagthe Netherlands
9%
77%
9%
4%
22
flagAustria
6%
75%
7%
7%
65
flagSwitzerland
14%
70%
11%
3%
27
flagGreece
5%
70%
11%
11%
17
flagDenmark
10%
70%
10%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
69%
13%
13%
23
flagthe United States
6%
67%
17%
7%
288
flagGermany
8%
65%
20%
4%
355
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
65%
12%
12%
140
flagAustralia
5%
61%
20%
10%
39
flagPoland
19%
58%
16%
4%
12565
flagCanada
17%
56%
8%
13%
23
flagUnknown
7%
53%
38%
0%
13
flagSouth Africa
10%
50%
30%
10%
10
flagIndia
2%
38%
18%
38%
44
flagItaly
9%
36%
36%
18%
11
flagIndonesia
7%
35%
38%
16%
67