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Auer Hall Organ

Organ students and faculty from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as well as employees of C. B. Fisk, Inc., of Gloucester, Mass., spent two days moving parts of the nearly 4,000-pipe organ into Auer Concert Hall, which were transported to Bloomington in two large trucks. The instrument , named after Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward, is expected to debut in the fall of 2010, 100 years after the Indiana University department of music was first established.

Each component of the organ was carried from trailer trucks into the Simon Music Center's Auer Hall.

Volunteers maneuver a large beam from the truck to the Simon Music Library and Recital Hall.

Each component was moved from trailer trucks into the concert hall.

Sections of the organ are carried into the concert hall.

Various components of the organ fill the seats and halls around Auer Hall after the organ sections were completely moved inside.

Workers hoist large wooden pipes into place using ropes and pulleys.

Assembly and tuning of the various pieces will likely continue until the debut of the organ in the fall of 2010.