The History of the Organ in the United States

The History of the Organ in the United States

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qThis book is the best single source of information about American organ building and the content is clearly presented. There are wonderful quotations from prime sources and many photographs and stop-lists.q a€”American Music Teacher From the Spanish mission days of the 17th century to the present, the organ mirrors to a remarkable degree its social, economic, and cultural setting. Immigration, wars, industrial growth, the availability of electricity, the popularity of orchestral music, and the invention of the phonograph and of the player piano all had a part in determining the course of American organ history.He was now joined in business by his two sons, George O. and John C., and the firm name became J. C. B. Standbridge aamp;c Sons. Some of their organs for Philadelphia churches were: St. Augustinea#39;s Roman Catholic Church (four manuals, anbsp;...

Title:The History of the Organ in the United States
Author:Orpha C. Ochse
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1988


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