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

By Gordon D.W. Curtis

William Sweetland was once a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 in which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, regularly 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 half the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy experiences the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of spiritual worship, public concert events and household music-making. The publication relates the biographical information of Sweetland's relations and enterprise heritage utilizing fabric received from public and relations documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings commonly 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 associates, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the ebook contains a Gazetteer of all identified organs by way of Sweetland geared up by means of counties. each one access encompasses a brief background of the device and its current situation. considering there is not any definitive released checklist of his paintings, and as the entire place of work files have been misplaced in a hearth a long time in the past, it will be the closest method of a finished record for this builder.

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