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 used to be a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 within which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, ordinarily 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 existence within the latter half the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy experiences the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public concert events and household music-making. The booklet relates the biographical info of Sweetland's kinfolk and company background utilizing fabric bought from public and family members documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- construction paintings often and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, relatively in regards to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's neighbors, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the booklet involves a Gazetteer of all recognized organs through Sweetland geared up by way of counties. every one access features a brief background of the device and its current . given that there is not any definitive released checklist of his paintings, and as all of the workplace documents have been misplaced in a hearth decades in the past, this can be the closest method of a entire checklist for this builder.

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William Sweetland used to be a tub organ builder who flourished from c. 1847 to 1902 within which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, typically 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 lifestyles within the latter 1/2 the 19th century.

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