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Organ Building for Amateurs by Mark Wicks
This book contains details of how to make the various parts of a pipe organ, including, the key and stop action, key-boards, pipes, bellows and the case. It also contains information on defects and their cures, and on tuning.
This book offers details of the voicing of various organ pipes, the tools needed, and details of tuning the instrument. The book has been written for amateur organ constructors and organ technicians.
Practical Organ Building by W. E. Dickson
This book offers a concise step-by-step description of the building of a chamber pipe-organ. Precise instructions on the tasks needed in building a one or two manual pipe organ, including the tools needed, the making of a stopped diapason rank, the sound-boards, wind-chests, bellows, action, and a section on village church organs.
Modern Organ Tuning by Herman Smith
This book explains the technique for tuning the pipe organ, together with the details of setting the scale with equal temperament. Also included is the history of the musical scale and how it was derived.
A Bibliography of Organ Music by W. B. Henshaw
The third edition of this book now contains over 10,000 composers and 74,000 entries, making it one of the most comprehensive list of organ music ever published. Each composer is listed with ‘life-dates’ and their main countries of residence; alternate spellings of names which are cross referenced in their related positions are given, together with the portion of the name usually used highlighted. The list of compositions for each composer includes publisher, date of publication and composition, opus number, and the movements of large multi-movement works. Note that owing to varied information sometimes available, not all of the above is necessary on each work. Other information included is an appendix of publishers including their web-address where known.
A Blind Musician Looks Back by Alfred Hollins
This book gives a flowing account of the life of this eminent blind concert organist, pianist, and composer; who was soloist with the Berlin, London, and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Tracing his life from his birth in Hull in 1865, and describing his three North American Tours, and those in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The Influence of the Organ in History by Dudley Buck
This book is the text of the inaugural lecture given by Dudley Buck to the department of organ of the music college in the University of Boston.
Tales of Organists by John Warriner
This book contains over 400 anecdotes, tales, comic passages, which have been supplied by various organists. This makes a most amusing collection, and also gives an insight into the lives of 19th and early 20th century organist and choir masters. The various chapters are entitled: Tales which are (probably) Stories; Tales Which are not Stories; Rather Longer Tales; Tales in Verse; Obiter Dicta; “Best” Stories and Tales which have been docked; Containing a Moral without a Tale; Tales with a Beginning and no Particular End; Tales Without a Beginning, but with an Unmistakeable Coda; Stories of the Supernormal; Conundrums and Howlers.
Modern Organ Stops by Noel A.Bonavia-Hunt
This book is a practical guide to their nomenclature, construction, and artistic use. The various stops are described in alphabetical order, with details of scale, mouth dimensions, voicing, and location of specimen samples. Also included is an appendix of technical terms used in the book and elsewhere.