Understanding the Pipe Organ

Understanding the Pipe Organ

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The pipe organ, an instrument whose origins date to ancient Greece, is prominent in the development of secular and church music, and its builders were as artistic as the composers like Bach, Pachelbel and Handel who played them. This book describes the mechanics, fabrication, and acoustics of all types of pipe organs. Although it is technical in nature, its design, descriptions, and language are directed to organ students, their teachers, and all persons who love the organ. The book covers the construction of several types of pipe organ, with chapters on actions, chests, pipe work, wind supply, electrical circuitry, mechanics, registration, organ placement, acoustics, and repairs.Thus an 8a#39; principal might also appear as a 4a#39; octave, even on the same manual. An 8a#39; swell reed might appear as a 4a#39; solo reed in the pedal. A single extended 16a#39; flute might appear on var- ious manuals and pedal at 16a#39;, 8a#39;, 4a#39;, and 2a#39; pitches anbsp;...

Title:Understanding the Pipe Organ
Author:John R. Shannon
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-01-13


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