Best Selling Books

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.

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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.

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Organ voicing and 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.

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Reform in Organ Building by Thomas Casson

This book is the text of a lecture given by Thomas Casson to the Birmingham and Midland Musical Guild on 4th February 1888. It covers the inadequate provision of the pedal organ, and details a novel solution to this problem.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Selling Music

Gordon Balch Nevin
1/1000 Toccata in D minor US$9.49
23/1000 Summer Song US$6.99
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
2/1000 Overture to the Oratorio “St. Paul” (arr. by W. T. Best) US$11.49
Ralph Driffill
3/1000 Suite No 1 in F minor (1: Allegro Maestoso; 2: Romance; 3: Toccata) (Op. 14) US$14.49
14/1000 Suite No 2 in E minor (1: Allegro con spirito; 2: Berceuse; 3: Allegro Vivace) US$14.49
Richard Wagner
4/1000 Overture to “Tannhäuser” (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare) US$18.49
7/1000 Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare) US$13.99
13/1000 Ride of the Valkeries (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare) US$13.49
Ernest Halsey
5/1000 Toccata in C minor (Op. 26/2) US$11.49
William Faulkes
6/1000 Christmas Meditation (on the hymn tune “Adeste Fideles”) (Op. 183/3) US$6.99
22/1000 Toccata in F major US$11.49
Georg Friederich Händel
8/1000 Overture to the Occasional Oratorio (arr. by W. T. Best) US$11.99
Camille Saint-Saëns
9/1000 Danse Macabre (Op. 40) (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare) US$13.99
Edourd Batiste
10/1000 Grand Offertoire in D minor US$8.99
Owen Powell
11/1000 Toccata US$9.49
Niels Gade
12/1000 Fantasie on the chorale “Lobet den Herren” US$9.49
Sigismond von Neukomm
15/1000 Grand Dramatic Fantasia (A Concert on a Lake Interrupted by a Thunderstorm) US$14.49
H. A. Wheeldon
16/1000 Cantilène US$8.49
17/1000 Carillon US$10.49
Edward Elgar
18/1000 Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 (Op. 39) (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare) US$11.49
Percy E. Fletcher
19/1000 Festival Toccata US$11.49
F. Maurice Jephson
20/1000 Gaudeamus US$6.99
John E. West
21/1000 Passacaglia in B minor US$8.49
Hector Berlioz
24/1000 Hungarian March “Rakoczy” (arr. by W. T. Best) US$10.49
Henry Smart
25/1000 Postlude in C US$8.99
Arthur Meale
26/1000 Fountain Melody - Tone Poem US$9.49
W. T. Best
27/1000 Christmas Fantasia on Popular English Melodies US$11.49
Edvard Grieg
28/1000 Ave maris stella US$6.49
Dr Cuthbert Harris
29/1000 Triumphal March US$8.99
Francesco Viviani
30/1000 The Silver Trumpets played at St. Peters, Rome (1: Grand Processional March; 2: The Harmony in the Dome) (arr. by Edward F. Rimbault) US$9.49