The Making of the Victorian Organ

The Making of the Victorian Organ

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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 these most 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 which will be indispensable for all those, professionals or amateurs, who have an interest in the organ.The organ has suffered comparatively little alteration over the years. ... with the exception of the C- compass for Great and Choir, whilst the Hampstead organ of 1852 is a conservative 2-manual, with a ... Importantly, the Swell has a 1 6a#39; reed ( no 4a#39;) and so represents one of Willisa#39;s earliest attempts to develop what was toanbsp;...

Title:The Making of the Victorian Organ
Author:Nicholas Thistlethwaite
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1999-08-26


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