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The History of the Organ in the United States

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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 Teacher

From the Spanish mission days of the 17th century to the present, the organ mirrors to a remarkable degree its social, economic, and cultural setting. Immigration, wars, industrial growth, the availability of electricity, the popularity of orchestral music, and the invention of the phonograph and of the player piano all had a part in determining the course of American organ history.

Synopsis:

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 it.

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

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253204950
Author:
Ochse, Orpha C.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Ochse, Orpha
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Organ
Subject:
Music-Books on Piano and Harpsichord
Subject:
Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard
Subject:
Music-Musicology
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
19880822
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 illus.
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.24 x 1.8 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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 it.
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