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The Cambridge companion to the organ

Author: Nicholas Thistlethwaite; Geoffrey Webber
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
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This Companion is an essential guide to all aspects of the organ and its music. The early chapters examine the instrument's history and construction, and consider the scientific basis of its sounds, pitch and tuning. Central chapters investigate the practical art of learning and playing, and introduce the complex area of performance practice, while the final section explores the vast repertoire of organ music, by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Thistlethwaite; Geoffrey Webber
ISBN: 0521573092 9780521573092 0521575842 9780521575843
OCLC Number: 37761933
Description: xiv, 340 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Origins and development of the organ / Nicholas Thistlethwaite --
Organ construction / Stephen Bicknell --
Physics of the organ / John Mainstone --
Temperament and pitch / Christopher Kent --
Organ case ; Organ building today / Stephen Bicknell --
Fundamentals of organ playing ; Survey of historical performance practices / Kimberly Marshall --
Organ music and the liturgy / Edward Higginbottom --
Italian organ music to Frescobaldi / Christopher Stembridge --
Iberian organ music before 1700 / James Dalton --
French classical organ school / Edward Higginbottom --
English organ music to c1700 / Geoffrey Cox --
Catholic Germany and Austria 1648-c1800 / Patrick Russill --
North German organ school / Geoffrey Webber --
Organ music of J.S. Bach / David Yearsley --
German organ music after 1800 / Graham Barber --
French and Belgian organ music after 1800 / Gerard Brooks --
British organ music after 1800 / Andrew McCrea --
North American organ music after 1800 / Douglas Reed --
Modes (toni) and their attributes according to Zarlino / Christopher Stembridge.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Thistlethwaite and Geoffrey Webber.
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This Companion is an essential guide to all aspects of the organ and its music. The early chapters examine the instrument's history and construction, and consider the scientific basis of its sounds, pitch and tuning. Central chapters investigate the practical art of learning and playing, and introduce the complex area of performance practice, while the final section explores the vast repertoire of organ music, by country, focusing on a selection of the most important traditions. The contributors are all experts in their field, making this the most authoritative reference book currently available [Publisher description]

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