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The Making of the Victorian Organ

The Making of the Victorian Organ

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  • Date Published: October 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521663649

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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 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.

    • The standard book on the subject: unsurpassed in its scholarship
    • Exceptionally well received and impressive hard-back sales
    • Lavishly illustrated
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    "It will stand for many decades as a vast quarry of information, reliably documented and clearly presented. It dwarfs all previous attempts to deal with this significant phase of organ building, and provides, for the first time, a coherent interpretation and periodization." Notes

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    • Date Published: October 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521663649
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus. 34 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Nicholas Thistlethwaite, Guildford Cathedral

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