Download PDF by Gordon D.W. Curtis: A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian England: William

By Gordon D.W. Curtis

ISBN-10: 1138278807

ISBN-13: 9781138278806

ISBN-10: 1409417522

ISBN-13: 9781409417521

William Sweetland used to be a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 in which time he outfitted approximately three hundred organs, more often than not for church buildings and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but in addition for destinations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis areas this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical existence within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy studies the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public live shows and household music-making. The booklet relates the biographical information of Sweetland's kin and company historical past utilizing fabric acquired from public and kin files. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings in most cases and a few of his most crucial organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, quite in regards to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's pals, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the e-book involves a Gazetteer of all identified organs by means of Sweetland geared up by way of counties. every one access incorporates a brief historical past of the tool and its current . considering there's no definitive released checklist of his paintings, and as the entire workplace documents have been misplaced in a fireplace a long time in the past, this may be the closest method of a finished record for this builder.

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