The Organ of the Twentieth Century

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Profusely illustrated classic of musicology describes in thorough scope and detail the divisional tonal apportionment that has become fundamental to modern organ-building. A survey of the artistic treatment of the organ case in different ages and lands is followed by chapters on tonal composition and appointment, the console, pedal clavier, construction of the swell-box, organs used in churches, concert-rooms, and chambers; and the forms and construction of metal, wood, and lingual pipes. A fascinating volume for...

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Overview

Profusely illustrated classic of musicology describes in thorough scope and detail the divisional tonal apportionment that has become fundamental to modern organ-building. A survey of the artistic treatment of the organ case in different ages and lands is followed by chapters on tonal composition and appointment, the console, pedal clavier, construction of the swell-box, organs used in churches, concert-rooms, and chambers; and the forms and construction of metal, wood, and lingual pipes. A fascinating volume for anyone interested in the structural splendors of the "king of instruments." 32 plates and 106 figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486435756
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/5/2004
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Art in Organ-building 1
Chapter II. The Tonal Structure of the Organ 45
Chapter III. The Compound Harmonic-Corroborating Stops 67
Chapter IV. Timbre-Creating Compound Stops 91
Chapter V. The Tonal Appointment of the Organ 111
Chapter VI. The Console 151
Chapter VII. The Pedal Clavier 175
Chapter VIII. The Swell 193
Chapter IX. Construction of the Swell-Box 215
Chapter X. The Church Organ 225
Chapter XI. The Concert-room Organ 273
Chapter XII. The Chamber Organ 333
Chapter XIII. Scales of Labial Pipes 343
Chapter XIV. Forms and Construction of Metal Pipes 361
Chapter XV. Forms and Construction of Wood Pipes 407
Chapter XVI. Forms and Construction of Lingual Pipes 453
Chapter XVII. The Organ Specification 477
Appendix 503
Index 509
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