The Resources and Manufacturing Industry of Ireland; As Illustrated by the Exhibition of 1853

The Resources and Manufacturing Industry of Ireland; As Illustrated by the Exhibition of 1853 : Being a Series of Essays on Raw Materials, Machinery, and Manufactures of Various Kinds; To Which Is Appended the Official Catalogue of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... key is intolerable, changing music into noise, and brilliancy into screaming. Sometimes these stops have as many as four, five, and six ranks of pipes, each giving the intervals stated above to every key pressed down by the fingers of the organist. All the defects we have stated, and many more, are swallowed in the vast volumes of sound emitted by this instrument; and it is only when injudiciously used, and when its stupendous resources are diverted from their legitimate purposes, either in the ignorance of the tyro, or the vanity of an artist who will sacrifice every noble quality of the organ to his own conceit, and substitute dexterous manipulation and fantastic trickery for that solemn and robust labour by which alone its splendours can be developed--that these glaring, harsh, and unmusical effects stand out in their nakedness; that it impotently cries like an imprisoned giant tortured by a fool, and ceases to breathe in eloquent strains its soul-soothing harmonies, or thunder its mighty utterances in tones which elevate the heart to a sense of the sublime. The vast capacity of these instruments may be conceived from the following: --The organ of St. Paul's, Frankfort-on-the-Maine, has three rows of keys, two sets of pedals, and seventy-four stops; that of St. Peter, Goerlitz, Upper Lusatia, has three rows of keys, eighty-two stops, and three thousand two hundred and seventy pipes, and is blown by twelve pairs of bellows; the great Haarlem organ, at one time considered the largest in the world, contains five thousand pipes; and the splendid instrument in the Town-Hall of Birmingham is thirty-five feet wide, fifteen deep, and forty high; has four sets of keys, and five pairs of bellows; the timber, metal, and other materials employed in its..
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1130536203
  • 9781130536201