The History of the Organ in the United States

The History of the Organ in the United States

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The organ has unique characteristics that bind it more closely than any other instrument to its location, to social and economic changes, and to fluctuations in musical taste. In this volume, Orpha Ochse provides descriptions and specifications of instruments representative of the various periods of organ building. She shows how the design is affected by the intended use of the organ and by the music written for more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 158.5 x 234.2 x 45.7mm | 796.24g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 025320495X
  • 9780253204950
  • 2,014,478

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"This book is the best single source of information about American organ building and the content is clearly presented. There are wonderful quotations from prime sources and many photographs and stop-lists." - American Music Teachershow more

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Part One: Organs in a New Land, 1524-1760 I. The Spanish Missions II. The British Colonies Part Two: Organs in a Rural Society, 1760-1810 III. Some General Observations IV. Pennsylvania V. Builders in Other Locations and Imported Organs Part Three: Organs in an Expanding Society, 1810-1860 VI. Some General Observations VII. New England VIII. New York IX. Pennsylvania X. Organs and Builders in Other States Part Four: Organs in an Industrial Society, 1860-1900 XI. Some General Observations XII. New England XIII. New York XIV. Organs and Builders in Other States Part Five: Organs in the Twentieth Century XV. The Orchestral Organ XVI. The American Classic Organ XVII. The Neo-Baroque Organ Appendix Bibliography Notes Indexshow more

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