New PDF release: 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 was once a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 within which time he outfitted approximately three hundred organs, in general 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 locations this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical lifestyles within the latter half the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy stories the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of spiritual worship, public live shows and family music-making. The booklet relates the biographical info of Sweetland's relatives and company historical past utilizing fabric got from public and family members files. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- construction paintings usually and a few of his most vital 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 buddies, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the booklet contains a Gazetteer of all identified organs by means of Sweetland geared up through counties. every one access features a brief background of the software and its current situation. in view that there isn't any definitive released record of his paintings, and as all of the workplace files have been misplaced in a fireplace decades in the past, this can be the closest method of a finished checklist for this builder.

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