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Behold the Mighty Wurlitzer: The History of the Theatre Pipe Organ
     

Behold the Mighty Wurlitzer: The History of the Theatre Pipe Organ

by John Landon
 

John W. Landon, himself a theatre pipe organist, has written the first history of the theatre pipe organ. He traces its development from church organ to a theatrical instrument that took the place of a piano. Landon also discusses the pipe organ's later emergence as a solo instrument, its use in radio broadcasting and phonograph records, and its present uses. The

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John W. Landon, himself a theatre pipe organist, has written the first history of the theatre pipe organ. He traces its development from church organ to a theatrical instrument that took the place of a piano. Landon also discusses the pipe organ's later emergence as a solo instrument, its use in radio broadcasting and phonograph records, and its present uses. The book also includes a history of those companies that built theatre organs and biographical sketches of some of the leading theatre organists. The appendixes list theatre organ installations around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313238277
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/07/1983
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series , #6
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.05(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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