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All the stops : the glorious pipe organ and its American masters

Author: Craig R Whitney
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For centuries, pipe organs stood at the summit of musical and technological achievement, admired as the most complex and intricate mechanisms the human race had yet devised. In All the stops, Craig Whitney journeys through the history of the American pipe organ and brings to life the curious characters who have devoted their lives to its music. From the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, organ music was wildly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig R Whitney
ISBN: 1586481738 9781586481735
OCLC Number: 123159932
Description: xxv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ernest M. Skinner and the orchestral organ in New England --
Monster organs, mammoth audiences --
G. Donald Harrison and the Aeolian-Skinner: the American classic organ --
The invention of E. Power Biggs --
"The Fox" --
"The way God intended organs to be built" --
"Heavy organ" --
Back to the future --
Reborn.
Responsibility: Craig R. Whitney.

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Here, Craig Whitney offers a history of the pipe organ in America and the characters who devoted their lives to its music, from master organ builders like Ernest M. Skinner, to concert organists such  Read more...

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"Whitney's All The Stops is superb. From any perspective, musician or novice, this book is informative, well-written and downright fun." - New York Times Book Review"

 
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