In the subterranean world of Luray Caverns play the hauntingly beautiful notes of the world’s largest instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Taking direction from an electric signal triggered on the Organ, a rubber mallet strikes a select stalactite and a human-nature musical collaboration ensues.
During this ecopsyched! episode, join Lisa B on a tour of Luray Caverns, the largest caverns in eastern America, and experience the echos of a wondrous landscape and a live recording of The Great Stalacpipe Organ. And stay through to the end to enjoy professional recordings of classical music on this magnificent instrument that spans more than three underground acres.
Explore the resources below to learn more about Luray Caverns, a National Natural Landmark, and The Great Stalacpipe Organ. And take your own trip to this fascinating place nestled in the splendor of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains.
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A very special thanks to Luray Caverns for generously providing the following professional recordings of The Great Stalacpipe Organ included in this nature pod episode.
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