The Organ of the Twentieth Century
George Ashdown AudsleyISBN: 048643575X;
Book Description Profusely illustrated classic of musicology describes in thorough scope and detail the divisional tonal apportionment that has become fundamental to modern organ-building. A survey of the artistic treatment of the organ case in different ages and lands is followed by chapters on tonal composition and appointment, the console, pedal clavier, construction of the swell-box, organs used in churches, concert-rooms, and chambers; and the forms and construction of metal, wood, and lingual pipes. A fascinating volume for anyone interested in the structural splendors of the “king of instruments.” 32 plates and 106 figures.
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