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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Church « Santa Maria di Loreto ». Don Herve Solofoarimanana (R) is a catholic priest from Madagascar. He is celebrating Lauds which is a divine office that takes place in the early morning hours. Lauds is a service of morning prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, in the ordinary form of the Roman Rite Liturgy of the Hours, as celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church. The man (L) is the organist. He is on his knees and prays with both hands closed. An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ and plays liturgical music. The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air (called wind) through organ pipes selected via a keyboard. Because each pipe produces a single pitch, the pipes are provided in sets called ranks, each of which has a common timbre and volume throughout the keyboard compass. Most organs have multiple ranks of pipes of differing timbre, pitch, and volume that the player can employ singly or in combination through the use of controls called stops. 14.03.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef