The Organ in Manitoba

The Organ in Manitoba

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Pipe organs were once a central (and sometimes hotly debated) part of Manitoba's cultural life. The Organ in Manitoba portrays that historyothe instruments, builders, players and criticsofrom the date of the earliest known installations to the 1990s, and includes information on musical organizations such as the Royal Canadian College of Organists. It documents over a century of evolution and changes, from concepts of tonal design to styles of musical commentary and tastes, and includes an inventory of installations and specifications for over 100 organs. Well-illustrated with photographs and excerpts from historical reviews and other documents, it will be of interest to musicians, teachers, and music, church, and cultural historians.The second harmonium, a one-manual, 19-stop Estey pump organ, now electrified, was provided with a set of ... regular pipe organs: bourdon, diapason, dulciana, flute, vox humana, and others, along with pitch level designations: 16, 8 , 4, 2.

Title:The Organ in Manitoba
Author:James B. Hartman
Publisher:Univ. of Manitoba Press - 1997-01-01


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