European Organ: 1450-1850 . First American Edition in dustjacket

By: WILLIAMS, Peter F.

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ANDERSEN, Poul-Gerhard. The European Organ: 1450-1850. Nashua, New Hampshire : The Organ Literature Foundaion, (1966). First American Edition. Printedin England. Pp (6),7-336, including frontispiece. With many illustrations in the text. Large 8vo (195 x 255 mm), green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Dr. Peter F. Williams (b. May 14, 1937, Wolverhampton, England - d. March20, 2016). "No complete book in English or indeed in any other language ha s hitherto been available on the immense subject of the European Organ; certainly not one covering each area and period in full historical detail. From a fevr English and a very large nunnber of German, French, Italian andl other sources, Dr Williams has drawn a history of this most t complex and magnificent of all instruments. He has himself visisited many of the places concerned, and has included references to English organ-building vhere theseare relevant. Suggestions in reference-notes for further information are a imed at professional readers, while for the more general reader there are many notes in t the text about actual instruments he can visit or hear abroad. In the chapters devoted to the seven main areas, authentic registration rules - perhaps the most complete collection so far made - have been incorporated, and there is constant reference to the theorists and composers of the time and area under consideraatioion. An introduction sketches the construction of the organ, a glossary of stop-names offers results of some of the most up-to-date researrch, and 100 photographs with (a unique feature) seven maps fill in the gazetteer aspect of the subject. Particular importanceis attached to describing the splendid work of the best-known builders, th e evolution of the Renaissance from the Gothic organ, and the signs of decline in the 1750-1850 period. For some areas, notably Spain and the western Slav counines, the book draws for the first time in English the main lines of development and at the same time suggests evaluations as to the important and the unimportant in the history of all he European organs." - (from the dj). Contents : Preface; Introduction; 1. The Netherlands. 2. Southern Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. 3. North-West Germany and Scandinavia. 4. North-Central Germany, Silesia and Poland. 5. France. 6. Italy; 7. Spain and Portugal. With Glossary of stop-names; end-notes, selected bibliographyand index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. NOTE: Some extra shi pping will be needed for this hefty volume. 50.00

Title: European Organ: 1450-1850 . First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: WILLIAMS, Peter F.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: The Organ Literature Foundaion, Nashua, New Hampshire, 1966,:

Seller ID: 116005

Keywords: ORGAN DESIGN DUTCH CZECH FRENCH GERMAN ITALIAN EUROPE SPANISH MUSIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS HISTORY PIPE ORGANS,