The Registration of Baroque Organ Music

The Registration of Baroque Organ Music

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In this book, Barbara Owen has created a rich resource of historical information coupled with strategies for interpreting that information on today's instruments." -Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society... Barbara Owen has succeeded admirably in distilling three centuries of organ registration practice into a volume less than three hundred pages long.... Anyone with an interest in the history of the organ and its music... will not want to ignore this book." -Sixteenth Century JournalIt is rare to find a book that combines such careful scholarship with a practical focus that makes it accessible to performing musicians as well as research specialists."-NotesAn excellent volume from historical, musical style and interpretive standpoints. Highly recommended for all large academic and professional music collections." Choice... recommend this book to all serious organists." -The American Organist MagazineBarbara Owen has prepared the first work to present in a single book the registrational practices of organists from c.1550 to 1800. The four parts of the book move from the Renaissance through the Early, High, and Late Baroque. Each part starts with a brief description of the political and religious climate of the period and the way such factors affected the compositions and the organ-building of the time.show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253210852
  • 9780253210852
  • 582,137

Table of contents

IntroductionPart I. Prologue: Renaissance and Reformation 1. The Music, Compoers, and Organs 2. England, France, Italy, and Spain 3. Netherlands, Germany, and Central EuropePart II. Late Renaissance to Early Baroque 4. England 5. France and Catholic Netherlands 6. Italy 7. Spain and Portugal 8. Northern Netherlands 9. North and Central Germany 10. South Germany, Austria-Hungary, and SwitzerlandPart III. High Baroque 11. England 12. France and Lower Netherlands 13. Italy 14. Spain, Portugal, and Mesoamerica 15. Northern Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia 16. Central Germany 17. South Germany, Austria, and Eastern EuropePart IV. Summation: Late Baroque to Classical 18. England and Coastal United States 19. France, Alsace, and Lower Netherlands (Belgium) 20. Italy 21. Spain, Portugal, and Latin America 22. Protestant Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia 23. Catholic Germany, Austria, and Eastern EuropeAppendix I: Restored Historic Organs in North AmericaAppendix II: Modern Historically Based Organs in North AmericaBibliographyIndexshow more

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"In this book, Barbara Owen has created a rich resource of historical information coupled with strategies for interpreting that information on today's instruments." oJournal of the American Musical Instrument Society "... Barbara Owen has succeeded admirably in distilling three centuries of organ registration practice into a volume less than three hundred pages long... Anyone with an interest in the history of the organ and its music ... will not want to ignore this book." oSixteenth Century Journal "It is rare to find a book that combines such careful scholarship with a practical focus that makes it accessible to performing musicians as well as research specialists." oNotes "An excellent volume from historical, musical style and interpretive standpoints. Highly recommended for all large academic and professional music collections." Choice " ... recommend this book to all serious organists." oThe American Organist Magazineshow more

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