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Publisher Comments:

The sound of a street 'barrel organ'or a fairground organ may revive distant memories for older people or stir an interest in younger folk. Wealhtier families may have possessed their own automatic music machines in the form of a player piano, a Polyphon or cylinder musical box. If well treated, these instruments may still be in working order. This book covers the history, development, use and fall from favor of many types of exotic instruments, from pocket-sized musical boxes to roll-playing pipe organs. It describes, organettes, roller organ, orchestrions, nickelodeons, carillons and many more.

Synopsis:

This second edition has been revised and expanded and is now fully illustrated in colour

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747805786
Author:
MCELHONE, KEVIN
Publisher:
Shire
Author:
McElhone, Kevin
Location:
N
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Publication Date:
January 0001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6 x .15 in .2456 lb

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