The Making of the Victorian Organ

The Making of the Victorian Organ

by Nicholas Thistlethwaite
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521663644

ISBN-13: 9780521663649

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Between 1820 and 1870 a number of influences combined to bring about a radical transformation in the design and use of English organs. This important book provides a comprehensive survey of English organ building during those innovative fifty years in its history. It is richly illustrated with photographs and specially drawn diagrams and contains an invaluable

Overview

Between 1820 and 1870 a number of influences combined to bring about a radical transformation in the design and use of English organs. This important book provides a comprehensive survey of English organ building during those innovative fifty years in its history. It is richly illustrated with photographs and specially drawn diagrams and contains an invaluable appendix of organ specifications. This is a documentary source book and history that will be indispensable for all those, professionals or amateurs, that have an interest in the organ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
610
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. The English organ in 1820; 2. Organs and organ-building, 1820–40; 3. The Insular movement; 4. Three case studies; 5. The Bristol reformation; Part II: 6. Bach, Mendelssohn and the English organ, 1810–45; 7. The German system; 8. The work of William Hill, 1839–55; 9. The Transition; Part III: 10. The emergence of the Victorian organ, 1850–70; 11. Music and mechanics; 12. German influences, 1855–70; 13. Hill & Son, 1856–70; 14. Henry Willis; 15. Epilogue.

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