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

By Gordon D.W. Curtis

William Sweetland was once a tub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 in which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, often for church buildings and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but additionally 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 stories the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of spiritual worship, public concert events and household music-making. The booklet relates the biographical information of Sweetland's relatives and company historical past utilizing fabric received from public and kinfolk documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings generally and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, really with reference to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's buddies, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the e-book involves a Gazetteer of all recognized organs through Sweetland prepared by way of counties. every one access includes a brief heritage of the device and its current situation. due to the fact there is not any definitive released checklist of his paintings, and as all of the place of work documents have been misplaced in a hearth a long time in the past, this can be the closest method of a finished record for this builder.

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