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Mormon organist shares talents with Catholic church

Ben Crandall gently lifted the hand-carved top off the cherry-wood organ and laid it to the side. He reached in and pulled two flutelike tubes from the 165 wood and metal pipes inside.

He took out another smaller pipe and used a knife to gently scrape antimonial lead off the bottom. He was tuning his creation. "You have to be gentle. Too much, and you change the sound," he said.

Crandall, 36, of Sugar Land, built the portable pipe organ from his mind's eye - converting his vision to reality for the St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland.

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