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Organ planning : asking the right questions

Author: John T Fesperman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Church Hymnal Corp., ©1984.
Series: Hymnal studies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Fesperman
ISBN: 0898691095 9780898691092
OCLC Number: 11511138
Notes: Glossary: p. 69-71.
Description: iii, 71 pages, 11 pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Raymond F. Glover --
Acknowledgements / JF --
Introduction --
Three essentials of organ history. Liturgical music : liturgical instrument --
Organ building : an ancient craft --
Recent changes in American organ building --
The traditional organ. What makes up a traditional organ and how does it work? --
What are its characteristic sounds? --
Which tuning system and basic pitch? --
How does it differ from electric action organs? --
What about electronic instruments? --
Planning a new instrument. Why have an organ? --
How important is craftsmanship? --
How big an organ and how much space is needed? --
What is the best location for an organ? --
What is the best acoustical environment? --
What about the organ as architecture? --
How is the organ best used? --
What about the organist? --
How valid are different styles of design? --
When is it wise to rebuild an old organ? --
What are major costs in building a new organ? --
What is reasonable maintenance? --
Where to get advice? --
How best to negotiate with an organ builder? --
List of illustrations --
Resource list --
Appendix. How to proceed : A guide for planning sessions --
Glossary.
Series Title: Hymnal studies, 4.
Responsibility: by John Fesperman.

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