The American Reed Organ and the Harmonium

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Vestal Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Music - 398 pages
Covers the history, construction, manufacturing, tuning, restoration, and music of these classic American and European parlor instruments.
 

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This book is very much suitable for the newcomers to reed organs and harmoniums. It deals with the history, characteristics, styles, collecting, restoring and tuning of reed organs. It serves as a reference work for students, collectors, restorers and historians. A great work done by the author and highly recommendable. 

Contents

Chapter 1 History of the Reed Organ
3
Chapter 2 The Selling of the Reed Organ
43
Chapter 3 Stops and Voices
85
Chapter 4 Music for the Reed Organ
111
Chapter 5 Portable Organs
129
Chapter 6 The Instrument Which Plays by Itself
151
Chapter 7 Restoration
161
Chapter 8 Tuning
187
Chapter 10 A Reed Organ Gallery
219
Appendix A Stop Faces
263
Appendix B Tuning Devices
267
Appendix C Bench Plans
271
End Notes
275
Bibliography
277
Acknowledgements
279
Index
290

Chapter 9 Collecting and Collections
201

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