French Masters of the Organ

French Masters of the Organ
  • Author : Michael Murray
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 1998-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300072910

French Masters of the Organ Book Review:

This study draws portraits of the French romantic organist-composers including Aristide Cavaille-Coll, Cesar Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne, Marcel Dupre, Jean Langlais and Olivier Messiaen. The author details the lives, times, styles, and techniques of these composers.

French masters of the organ

French masters of the organ
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 41
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : OCLC:164887185

French masters of the organ Book Review:

The Language of the Classical French Organ

The Language of the Classical French Organ
  • Author : Fenner Douglass
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 1995-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300064268

The Language of the Classical French Organ Book Review:

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries witnessed the growth of a unique relationship between the French organ and the music written for it. Until recently, however, the roots of this precise musical tradition lay hidden in the sixteenth century. Illuminating these mysteries for the modern audience, Mr. Douglass has traced the development of the French organ from the sixteenth century through the Classical Period (1655-1770).For the first time in English, an explanation is given of the role of mixtures in the plenum of the French instrument of the Classical Period. Because the plenum determines the very character of the organ, and because the mixtures exert the strongest influence upon its sonority, the reader will be able to understand why French composers were writing music for the plenum sharply different from that of their contemporaries in northern Europe. Especially useful is the first complete compilation of known sources of information about French classical organ restriction. Having assimilated the historical facts about the instrument, the reader will be ready to interpret the music of this period on a modern organ.Mr. Douglass is professor organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. This authoritative study of the French classical organ is a major source for the interpretation of early French organ music. For this new edition, the author has added a chapter on touch in early French organs and its importance for practice. The bibliography has also been extensively revised. Reviews of the previous edition: "The extensive and valuable materials assembled in this study will make it indispensable to both the performer and the scholar of French organ literature."—Almonte C. Howell, Jr., Notes "The only work of its kind in English. . . . Bringing together all of the sources into one volume was alone a task of considerable proportions, and the many conclusions drawn from a careful study of the sources make it a necessary reference for any further study. It should be not only on the shelves but also in the mind of every organ devotee."—Rudolph Kremer, Journal of the American Musicological Society "Douglass has shown us the way that organ studies ought to develop over the next few decades."—Music and Letters

The American Educational Monthly

The American Educational Monthly
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 842
  • Relase : 1873
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044096992250

The American Educational Monthly Book Review:

The Art of Music

The Art of Music
  • Author : Daniel Gregory Mason
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 630
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3960083

The Art of Music Book Review:

J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales
  • Author : Russell Stinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2003-03-27
  • ISBN : 019516556X

J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales Book Review:

On the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, this volume offers an in-depth look at the "Great Eighteen" organ chorales, among the most celebrated works for organ, and a milestone in the history of the chorale. Addressed to organists, scholars, and general listeners alike, this lucid and engaging book examines the music from a wide spectrum of historical and analytical perspectives. Stinson examines the models used by Bach in conceiving the original pieces, his subsequent compilation of these works into a collection, and his compositional process as preserved by the autograph manuscript. Himself an accomplished organist, Stinson also considers various issues of performance practice and concludes with a discussion of the music's reception--its dissemination in manuscript and printed form, its performance history, and its influence on later composers. Completely up-to-date and presenting a wealth of new material, much of it translated into English for the first time, this study will open up fresh perspectives on some of the composer's greatest creations.

French Music Since Berlioz

French Music Since Berlioz
  • Author : Caroline Potter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351566476

French Music Since Berlioz Book Review:

French Music Since Berlioz explores key developments in French classical music during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume draws on the expertise of a range of French music scholars who provide their own perspectives on particular aspects of the subject. D dre Donnellon's introduction discusses important issues and debates in French classical music of the period, highlights key figures and institutions, and provides a context for the chapters that follow. The first two of these are concerned with opera in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries respectively, addressed by Thomas Cooper for the nineteenth century and Richard Langham Smith for the twentieth. Timothy Jones's chapter follows, which assesses the French contribution to those most Germanic of genres, nineteenth-century chamber music and symphonies. The quintessentially French tradition of the nineteenth-century salon is the subject of James Ross's chapter, while the more sacred setting of Paris's most musically significant churches and the contribution of their organists is the focus of Nigel Simeone's essay. The transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century is explored by Roy Howat through a detailed look at four leading figures of this time: Faur Chabrier, Debussy and Ravel. Robert Orledge follows with a later group of composers, Satie & Les Six, and examines the role of the media in promoting French music. The 1930s, and in particular the composers associated with Jeune France, are discussed by Deborah Mawer, while Caroline Potter investigates Parisian musical life during the Second World War. The book closes with two chapters that bring us to the present day. Peter O'Hagan surveys the enormous contribution to French music of Pierre Boulez, and Caroline Potter examines trends since 1945. Aimed at teachers and students of French music history, as well as performers and the inquisitive concert- and opera-goer, French Music Since Berlioz is an essential companion for an

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ
  • Author : Nicholas Thistlethwaite,Geoffrey Webber
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 1999-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781107494039

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ Book Review:

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.

César Franck

César Franck
  • Author : Robert James Stove
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 401
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780810882072

César Franck Book Review:

César Franck (1822-1890) was one of the most remarkable composers of the 19th century, and yet 38 years have elapsed since a biography of him last appeared in English. Now, with César Franck: His Life and Times, R. J. Stove fills this critical gap in the history of late 19th-century classical music with a full-length study of the man and his music. This book draws on numerous sources never before cited in English, painting a picture of a great musician and deeply loved man, whose influence in both his native and adopted lands was exceptional. César Franck: His Life and Times is an engagingly written biography sure to interest classical music listeners of all stripes.

The Catholic Choirmaster

The Catholic Choirmaster
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : OSU:32435021288253

The Catholic Choirmaster Book Review:

Handbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments

Handbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments
  • Author : Voichita Bucur
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 819
  • Relase : 2019-09-06
  • ISBN : 9783030191757

Handbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments Book Review:

This book addresses key questions about the materials used for the wind instruments of classical symphony orchestra such as flutes, clarinets, saxophones, oboes, bassoons and pipe organs. The content of this book is structured into four parts. Part 1- Description of materials for wind instruments deals with wood species and materials for reeds used for making clarinet, oboe and bassoon- and, with metallic materials and alloys for - horn, trumpet, trombone, etc. Auxiliary materials associated with the manufacturing of wind instruments are felt, cork, leather and parchment. Part 2- Basic acoustics of wind instruments, in which are presented succinctly, some pertinent aspects related to the physics of the resonant air column. An important aspect discussed is related to the effect of wall material on the vibration modes of the walls of wind instruments. The methods for measuring the acoustical properties of wind instruments are presented. Part 3- Manufacturing of wind instruments, describes the technology used in manufacturing metallic tubes and pipes made of wood. Part 4 - The durability and degradation of materials addresses data about methods for cleaning wind instruments, studies factors producing degradation of organ pipes, describes methods of conservation and restoration of brass instruments and of historical pipe organs. Finally, the properties of marble are described, being the only one nondegradable and sustainable material used for pipes for organs.

Jazz Age Catholicism

Jazz Age Catholicism
  • Author : Stephen Schloesser
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 465
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780802087188

Jazz Age Catholicism Book Review:

Stephen Schloesser's Jazz Age Catholicism shows how a postwar generation of Catholics refashioned traditional notions of sacramentalism in modern language and imagery.

Organists and Organ Playing in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium

Organists and Organ Playing in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium
  • Author : Orpha Ochse
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2000-08-22
  • ISBN : 0253214238

Organists and Organ Playing in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium Book Review:

The art of the organist in nineteenth-century France and Belgium is a rags-to-riches story full of extraordinary problems and changes. Devastated by the French Revolution, the organ profession rose from desperate circumstances to a period of remarkable brilliance. By the end of the nineteenth century, organ playing was enthusiastically applauded and had been thoroughly integrated in the musical life of Paris. This account is not just a record of stellar events and famous names: it includes failures, all-but-forgotten musicians, and unexpected encounters. In a carefully documented study that is both scholarly and engaging. Orpha Ochse traces three major aspects of the organist's art: the development of the secular recital, the organist as church musician, and the education of organists. In addition to presenting a comprehensive view of the organ profession in France and Belgium throughout the period, she offers a new perspective on nineteenth-century music in general.

Pierre Cochereau

Pierre Cochereau
  • Author : Anthony Hammond
  • Publisher : University Rochester Press
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781580464055

Pierre Cochereau Book Review:

Noted organist and scholar Anthony Hammond tells the full story, for the first time, of one of the great organists of the twentieth century.

The American Organist

The American Organist
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 642
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UVA:X006161864

The American Organist Book Review:

The A to Z of Sacred Music

The A to Z of Sacred Music
  • Author : Joseph P. Swain
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780810876217

The A to Z of Sacred Music Book Review:

Nearly all religious traditions have reserved a special place for sacred music. Whether it is music accompanying a ritual or purely for devotional purposes, music composed for entire congregations or for the trained soloist, or music set to holy words or purely instrumental, in some form or another, music is present. In fact, in some traditions the relation between the music and the ritual is so intimate that to distinguish between them would be inaccurate. The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, instruments, fundamental documents and sources, significant places, and important musical compositions.

The Organ in Manitoba

The Organ in Manitoba
  • Author : James B. Hartman
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 1997-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780887553813

The Organ in Manitoba Book Review:

Pipe organs were once a central (and sometimes hotly debated) part of Manitoba's cultural life. The Organ in Manitoba portrays that history--the instruments, builders, players and critics--from the date of the earliest known installations to the 1990s, and includes information on musical organizations such as the Royal Canadian College of Organists. It documents over a century of evolution and changes, from concepts of tonal design to styles of musical commentary and tastes, and includes an inventory of installations and specifications for over 100 organs. Well-illustrated with photographs and excerpts from historical reviews and other documents, it will be of interest to musicians, teachers, and music, church, and cultural historians.

Toward an Authentic Interpretation of the Organ Works of César Franck

Toward an Authentic Interpretation of the Organ Works of César Franck
  • Author : Rollin Smith
  • Publisher : Pendragon Press
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 1576470768

Toward an Authentic Interpretation of the Organ Works of César Franck Book Review:

Franck's twelve major organ works enjoy a popularity which surpasses even that of his Symphony in D Minor. This volume provides a guide to the interpretation of Franck's organ works by examining the extant first-hand references to him as a student, performer, and teacher written by those who knew him, heard him, and studied with him.

Adagios for Organ

Adagios for Organ
  • Author : Rollin Smith
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2007-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780486457345

Adagios for Organ Book Review:

Suitable for intermediate and experienced organists, this collection features 43 works by J. S. Bach, Guilmant, Vierne, and Widor, as well as pieces by Brahms, Mozart, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, and others.

The Organ As a Mirror of Its Time : North European Reflections, 1610-2000 Text & CD

The Organ As a Mirror of Its Time : North European Reflections, 1610-2000 Text & CD
  • Author : University of Rochester Kerala J. Snyder Professor Emerita of Musicology at The Eastman School of Music
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2002-06-28
  • ISBN : 9780198032939

The Organ As a Mirror of Its Time : North European Reflections, 1610-2000 Text & CD Book Review:

Because it has always represented a rich collaboration of the music, art, architecture, handicraft and science of its day, the organ, more than any other instrument, continues to reflect the spirit of the age in which it was built. The Organ as a Mirror of its Time, the first book to consider this instrument's historical and cultural significance, reflects the efforts of twenty leading scholars of the organ. The book chronicles the history of six organs in Scandinavia and Northern Germany, at least one specimen for every century from 1600 to the present. By considering their original contexts and their histories since they were built, as well as the extraordinary coincidences that link them together, the book offers a unique perspective on the cultural history of northern Europe. A CD with appropriate repertoire played on each of the six instruments accompanies the book.