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, as a rule 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 existence within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy experiences the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public live shows and household music-making. The e-book relates the biographical information of Sweetland's relations and company background utilizing fabric received from public and kin documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings often and a few of his most crucial organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, relatively with reference 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 recognized organs by means of Sweetland geared up by way of counties. every one access features a brief heritage of the device and its current situation. on the grounds that there isn't any definitive released record of his paintings, and as the entire workplace documents have been misplaced in a fireplace a long time in the past, it will be the closest method of a entire record for this builder.

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