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Garry Estep stands at the pipe organ in Zion Lutheran Church, 101 W. 10th St., The Dalles, where he seeks to transform the role of organist. The organ pipes, pictured separately, are located high above him.

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Garry Estep stands at the pipe organ in Zion Lutheran Church, 101 W. 10th St., The Dalles, where he seeks to transform the role of organist. The organ pipes, pictured separately, are located high above him.



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The organ pipes in Zion Lutheran Church in The Dalles.

A 61-year-old man operating the instrumental behemoth that is a pipe organ: Two hands and two feet eloquently dance across the two keyboards and the two-and-a-half octave pedal board to sync 18 straight ranks (sets of pipes) in an endless array of rhythms and songs...

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