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

By Gordon D.W. Curtis

William Sweetland used to be a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 in which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, usually 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 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy reports the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public concert events and household music-making. The ebook relates the biographical info of Sweetland's family members and enterprise heritage utilizing fabric got from public and kin documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- construction paintings regularly and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, fairly in regards to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's neighbors, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the publication involves a Gazetteer of all recognized organs through Sweetland prepared via counties. each one access features a brief historical past of the tool and its current situation. because there isn't any definitive released record of his paintings, and as all of the place of work documents have been misplaced in a fireplace decades in the past, this can be the closest method of a accomplished record for this builder.

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