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The Making of the Victorian Organ Paperback – Oct 13 1999

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  • Paperback: 610 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Oct. 13 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521663644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521663649
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 3.1 x 24.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,065,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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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.

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The English organ of 1820 was a lineal descendant of the instruments built in the latter part of the seventeenth century to make good the depredations of, first, religious fanatics and, then, fire. Read the first page
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Suggested! Nov. 21 2013
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A really completed essay about the victorian organ. Every organist which loves this kind of instrument, should have this book in his library.