A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian England

A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian England

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William Sweetland was a Bath organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 during which time he built about 300 organs. Gordon Curtis places this work of a provincial organ builder in the wider context of English musical life in the latter half of the nineteenth century. He relates the biographical details of Sweetland's family, surveys Sweetland's organ building work and explores the organ recital repertoire of the provinces. The second part of the book consists of a Gazeteer of all known organs by Sweetland.Henton, Christ Church 1865 (a#39;Hintona#39; in list 1872) Sweetland was paid Ap120 for this one-manual organ (Gt 8, Ped 1) on 16 March 1865.4a€œ It seems likely that a two-manual instrument was eventually intended as the manual stops are on theanbsp;...

Title:A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian England
Author:Gordon D. W. Curtis
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2011


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