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The Cambridge companion to the organ

Author: Nicholas Thistlethwaite; Geoffrey Webber
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An essential Companion to all aspects of the organ and its music.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Thistlethwaite; Geoffrey Webber
ISBN: 0521573092 9780521573092 0521575842 9780521575843
OCLC Number: 222686093
Description: xiv, 340 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The instrument. Origins and development of the organ / Nicholas Thistlethwaite. --
Organ construction / Stephen Bicknell. --
The physics of the organ / John Mainstone. --
Temperament and pitch / Christopher Kent. --
The organ case / Stephen Bicknell. --
Organ building today / Stephen Bicknell. --
pt. 2. The player. The fundamentals of organ playing / Kimberly Marshall. --
A survey of historical performance practices / Kimberly Marshall. --
pt. 3. Selected repertoires. Italian organ music to Frescobaldi / Christopher Stembridge. --
Iberian organ music before 1700 / James Dalton. --
The French classical organ school / Edward Higginbottom. --
English organ music to c1700 / Geoffrey Cox. --
Catholic Germany and Austria 1648-c1800 / Patrick Russill. --
The north German organ school / Geoffrey Webber. --
The 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. --
Appendix: the modes 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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