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By Gordon D.W. Curtis

ISBN-10: 1138278807

ISBN-13: 9781138278806

ISBN-10: 1409417522

ISBN-13: 9781409417521

William Sweetland used to be a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 within which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, generally for church buildings and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but additionally for destinations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis locations this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical lifestyles within the latter half the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy reports the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public concert events and household music-making. The booklet relates the biographical info of Sweetland's family members and enterprise historical past utilizing fabric bought from public and kin documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings commonly and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, relatively with reference to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's pals, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the booklet involves a Gazetteer of all recognized organs through Sweetland prepared via counties. each one access includes a brief background of the tool and its current . in view that there's no definitive released checklist of his paintings, and as the entire workplace documents have been misplaced in a hearth decades in the past, it will be the closest method of a finished checklist for this builder.

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