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The Art of Organ Voicing Hardcover – Aug 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 137 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Pr (August 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932826253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932826251
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,929,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa28b53a8) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2b74204) out of 5 stars Fantastic! June 1 2003
By Karl Fandrich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book offers in-depth insights into methods of scaling, voicing, and tuning organ pipes. It includes photos and diagrams of various steps. The writing is clear and easily understood. I highly recommend purchasing this book, if you can get your hands on a copy.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2cb09c0) out of 5 stars Organ Voicing not delivered? Dec 29 2010
By ludwig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First of all; the seller has way over priced Monette's books at scalping rates for these volumes. I happen to know that they have been for sale for years and have not sold because these are specialty books and the buyers are not the fools that the seller apparently thinks that they are. Simply because books are rare or out of print or the owners particular treasure is no justification for scalping prices. These volumes on a particular phase of pipe organ maintenance and construction are of no value to anyone not interested in Organbuilding other than some selfish bibliophile who would collect it for the sake of collecting it, have no interest in the contents and let it collect dust upon his shelves when others could use the information contained within. I own books that date back to 1516 that are not only out of print but also the only existing copy but the value is not thousands or millions of dollars but would you believe a hundred or less?

The volumes promise much but do not deliver all that one is lead to believe that they will deliver. Much of these information is already contained in such books as Dom Bedos famous treatise (Facteur d'orgues), Audsley, among others such as Marenholtz's Treatise on Scaling. These volumes would be more useful if accompanied by audio-visual resources to go with the text because some things cannot easily described, even by a Shakespeare, in words.

My advice to any potential buyer is to search for a more reasonably price seller. Before buying, borrow a copy of these volume(s) from a public library or through inter-library load to be sure this is something that will fullfil your needs and it will not end upon your shelf collecting dust unused. If you still want it and cannot find a copy---great things often come to he who waits long enough.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa29deeb8) out of 5 stars Fantastic! June 1 2003
By Karl Fandrich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book offers in-depth insights into methods of scaling, voicing, and tuning organ pipes. It includes photos and diagrams of various steps. The writing is clear and easily understood. I highly recommend purchasing this book, if you can get your hands on a copy.
HASH(0xa29de090) out of 5 stars A Monette's Opinion Oct. 28 2015
By J. Monette Cole - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If one is going to say "I happen to know," in a book review, it's helpful to really know what one is talking about. Regarding the retail value of the book, it's worth what a buyer will pay. To reviewer Ludwig's point, some of the information contained in this book is informed by the Dom Bedos treatise L'art du facteur d'orgues. Monette thought so too, but also knew that making sense of the Dom Bedos text requires the ability to read the the French language as written by a 17th century Benedictine monk. That is, in part, why Monette indexed the treatise in the first place, which he did, in the second place, in English. It's also why Monette's title The Art of Organ Building is an homage to Dom Bedos' title The Art of the Organ Builder. If you are a book collector, decide what price you'll pay for one of the few remaining copies available on the public market and go out and score a copy. If you are an organ voicer, or want to become one, this book may or may not be the best way for you to learn Monette's methods. Any of Monette's five sons and daughters could teach you the basics, although Kelly Monette (at Berghaus in Chicago) will be a better teacher than the other four of us, as Kelly continues our father's work as a full time professional tonal designer, finisher, and voicer. The family does still have a (very few) new copies, reserved for those intending to write in the margins, dog ear the pages, break the spine, leave coffee rings on the cover, and make finger prints in lead and tin all throughout the book.

Jacolia Monette Cole
HASH(0xa28b624c) out of 5 stars Five Stars Jan. 19 2015
By rfm2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Easy to follow book on the technical art of organ voicing.

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