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The Resource All the stops : the glorious pipe organ and its American masters, Craig R. Whitney

All the stops : the glorious pipe organ and its American masters, Craig R. Whitney

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All the stops : the glorious pipe organ and its American masters
Title
All the stops
Title remainder
the glorious pipe organ and its American masters
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Whitney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 popular in America. Organ builders in New York and New England could hardly fill the huge demand for both concert hall and home organs. Master organbuilders found ingenious ways of using electricity to make them sound like orchestras. Organ players developed cult followings and bitter rivalries. One movement arose to restore to American organs the clarity and precision that baroque organs had in centuries past, while another took electronic organs to the rock concert halls, where younger listeners could be found. But while organbuilders and organists were fighting with each other, popular audiences lost interest in the organ. Today, organs are beginning to make a comeback in concert halls and churches across America
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
786.5/19/092273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML561
LC item number
.W55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
All the stops : the glorious pipe organ and its American masters, Craig R. Whitney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 323 p.
Isbn
9781586481735
Lccn
2002037025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Douglas E. Bush Library.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn368155157
Label
All the stops : the glorious pipe organ and its American masters, Craig R. Whitney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 323 p.
Isbn
9781586481735
Lccn
2002037025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Douglas E. Bush Library.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn368155157

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