The Making of the Victorian Organ

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 26, 1999 - Music - 584 pages
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Between 1820 and 1870 a number of influences combined to bring about a radical transformation in the design and use of English organs. This important book provides a comprehensive survey of English organ building during these most innovative fifty years in its history. It is richly illustrated with photographs and specially drawn diagrams and contains an invaluable appendix of organ specifications. This is a documentary source book and history which will be indispensable for all those, professionals or amateurs, who have an interest in the organ.
 

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Contents

The English organ in 1820
1
THE THAXTED ORGAN
4
SPECIFICATION
11
WINDING
23
LAYOUT AND ACTION
27
CASE AND CONSOLE
33
PIPEWORK
40
Organs and organbuilding 182040
49
The Transition
256
GRAY DAVISON 184051
261
THE RISE OF THE CONCERT ORGAN
270
THE 1850s
274
Part 3
293
The emergence of the Victorian organ 185070
295
ORGANS AND ORGANBUILDING 185070
298
ECCLESIOLOGY
310

BUSINESS AND WORKSHOP
59
CHURCHES AND ORGANS
65
ORGAN CASES
73
The Insular Movement
86
THE BACKGROUND
88
CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES
93
Three case studies
118
BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL 183440
127
ST GEORGES HALL LIVERPOOL 184355
135
The Bristol reformation
150
COMPASSES
155
UPPERWORK
156
SWELLS
157
Part 2
161
Bach Mendelssohn and the English organ 181045
163
MENDELSSOHN S ADVOCACY OF BACH
164
THE PUBLICATION OF BACHS ORGAN WORKS IN ENGLAND
168
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES OF BACHS ORGAN MUSIC 181045
172
FOREIGN TRAVEL
175
The German System
181
GAUNTLETT
185
HILL
195
INSPIRATION
210
The work of William Hill 183955
215
ST MARYATHILL 1848
222
KIDDERMINSTER TOWN HALL 1855
227
LAYOUT AND ACTION
229
PIPEWORK
236
CONSOLES AND CASES
246
CASEWORK
323
Music and mechanics
340
ACTIONS
349
OTHER INNOVATIONS
361
CONSOLES
367
THE INTRODUCTION OF EQUAL TEMPERAMENT
371
German influences 185570
374
PREPARING THE GROUND
376
EDMUND SCHULZE
383
THE RECEPTION OF GERMAN INFLUENCES
388
Hill Son 185670
395
THE ULSTER HALL BELFAST 1862
398
ST JOHN HYDE PARK CRESCENT 1865
401
STOP LISTS
402
PIPEWORK
407
Henry Willis
412
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL 1854
417
ST GEORGE PRESTON 1865
421
UNION CHAPEL ISLINGTON 1877
426
STOP LISTS
432
LAYOUT AND ACTION
435
PIPEWORK
436
Epilogue
442
Specifications
444
Documents
507
Notes
514
List of references
537
Index
565
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