The Cambridge Companion to the Organ Paperback

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The Cambridge Companion to the Organ

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This Companion is an essential guide to all aspects of the organ and its music. It examines in turn the instrument, the player and the repertoire. The early chapters tell of the instrument's history and construction, identify the scientific basis of its sounds and the development of its pitch and tuning, examine the history of the organ case, and consider the current trends and conflicts within the world of organ building. Central chapters investigate the practical art of learning and playing the organ, introduce the complex area of performance practice, and outline the relationship between organ playing and the liturgy of the church. The final section explores the vast repertoire of organ music, focusing on a selection of the most important traditions.

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ by Nicholas Thistlethwaite was published by Cambridge University Press in March 1999 and is our 28239th best seller. The ISBN for The Cambridge Companion to the Organ is 9780521575843.

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Details for The Cambridge Companion to the Organ

Page last updated 1st October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 1999)
EditorNicholas Thistlethwaite (Guildford Cathedral);Geoffrey Webber (University of Cambridge)
Number of Pages354
Thickness20 mm
Height247 mm
Width174 mm
Product Code34557
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