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In a pipe organ, the chamber in which the pipes of the swell organ are placed, the front being made with movable slats which can be opened or shut by means of a pedal.
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Most of the 700 pipes in the $260,000 instrument are located in the oak case, called a swell box
. The organist increases the volume by depressing a foot pedal that opens the "swell shutters" in the box, letting more sound emerge from the pipes.
For example, he uses Tully's dislike of loud disco music to launch a four-page excursus on his positive associations with loud music, specifically, a "Dionysian fete" at the Peppermint Lounge and his adolescent sexual awakening in the swell box
of an organ (pp.