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Regional organ music libraries becoming national collection

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HAARLEM The national inventory of organs represents a rich cultural heritage for the Netherlands. Organ fans marvel over the quality of the instruments while those with an eye for design and architecture can find much to cherish while surveying individual installations and churches. Another key but low profile element in the organ culture is sheet music. In this category, the cities of Haarlem and Middelburg have assumed a special role. In both towns there is a separate collection of such music, which from now on will be jointly preserved, developed and presented as a collection of national importance.