The History Of The Organ In The United States
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📒The History Of The Organ In The United States ✍ Orpha Ochse
✏The History of the Organ in the United States Book Summary : "This 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." —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.
📒The History Of The English Organ ✍ Stephen Bicknell
✏The History of the English Organ Book Summary : This 1996 book describes the history of organs built in England from AD 900 to the present day.
📒The American Classic Organ ✍ Charles Callahan
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✏Organists and Organ Playing in Nineteenth Century France and Belgium Book Summary : Now in paperback! Organists and Organ Playing in Nineteenth-Century France and Belgium Orpha Ochse From the catastrophes of the French Revolution to a Golden Age of organ culture. [O]ne simply must recommend this highly coherent and well-illustrated book...."--L'Orgue Even the well-informed reader will find a number of surprises. Who knows, for example, that Fryderyk Chopin played the organ for a funeral service and that Lefébure-Wély, in turn, played the great pianist and composer's Préludes for his funeral at the Madeleine? The abundance of details, we should add, does nothing to obscure the architectural clarity of this book." --La Flûte harmonique Now Ms. Ochse has succeeded in producing still another landmark work.... Although the work is extraordinarily well documented, the prose retains a narrative quality throughout, at times even taking on the character of good storytelling." --The American Organist Orpha Ochse, Professor Emerita at Whittier College, is author of The History of the Organ in the United States (Indiana University Press). She is well known as a teacher, lecturer, recitalist, and church musician.
📒When Church Became Theatre ✍ Jeanne Halgren Kilde
✏When Church Became Theatre Book Summary : For nearly eighteen centuries, two fundamental spatial plans dominated Christian architecture: the basilica and the central plan. In the 1880s, however, profound socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of these traditions and the development of a radically new worship building, the auditorium church. When Church Became Theatre focuses on this radical shift in evangelical Protestant architecture and links it to changes in worship style and religious mission. The auditorium style, featuring a prominent stage from which rows of pews radiated up a sloping floor, was derived directly from the theatre, an unusual source for religious architecture but one with a similar goal-to gather large groups within range of a speaker's voice. Theatrical elements were prominent; many featured proscenium arches, marquee lighting, theatre seats, and even opera boxes. Examining these churches and the discussions surrounding their development, Jeanne Halgren Kilde focuses on how these buildings helped congregations negotiate supernatural, social, and personal power. These worship spaces underscored performative and entertainment aspects of the service and in so doing transformed relationships between clergy and audiences. In auditorium churches, the congregants' personal and social power derived as much from consumerism as from piety, and clerical power lay in dramatic expertise rather than connections to social institutions. By erecting these buildings, argues Kilde, middle class religious audiences demonstrated the move toward a consumer-oriented model of religious participation that gave them unprecedented influence over the worship experience and church mission.
📒Church Music In America 1620 2000 ✍ John Ogasapian
✏Church Music in America 1620 2000 Book Summary : The history of American church music is a particularly fascinating and challenging subject, if for no other reason than because of the variety of diverse religious groups. Different faiths have influenced and even woven their traditions into the fabric of one another's worship practices even as they competed for converts in the free market of American religion. This overview traces the musical practices of several of those groups from their arrival on these shores up to the present, and the way in which those practices and traditions influenced each other, leading to the diverse and multi-hued pattern that is American church music at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The tone is non-technical; there are no musical examples, and the musical descriptions are clear and concise. In short, it is a book for interested laymen as well as professional church musicians, for pastors and seminarians as well as students of American religious culture and its history.
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📒The American Reed Organ And The Harmonium ✍ Robert F. Gellerman
✏The American Reed Organ and the Harmonium Book Summary : Covers the history, construction, manufacturing, tuning, restoration, and music of these classic American and European parlor instruments.
📒Pekin And Tremont Illinois In Vintage Postcards ✍ Donald L. Nieukirk
✏Pekin and Tremont Illinois in Vintage Postcards Book Summary : From 1898 through the middle of World War I, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" are today considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of Pekin and Tremont, Illinois, showcases more than 200 of the best vintage postcards available.
📒Organ Donation And Transplantation After Cardiac Death ✍ David Talbot
✏Organ Donation and Transplantation After Cardiac Death Book Summary : With the success of organ transplantation and the declining number of heart beating cadaver donors, the number of patients awaiting a transplant continues to rise. This means that alternative sources of donors have been sought, including donors after cardiac death. Such donors sustain rapid damage to their organs due to ischaemia, and as a consequence some organs do not work initially and some none at all. Written by international experts,this book lays out the moral, legal and ethical restraints to using such donors for organ transplant together with the techniques that have been adopted to improve their outcome. The different approaches and results of renal transplant according to country are covered together with the procedures andoutcomes adopted to use other organs, notably liver and lung. The outcome of transplanting a vital organ which fails to function immediately is death of the recipient. The success of transplanting such 'damaged' organs shows how far progress has been made with utilising such donors and why the proportion of transplants has increased so dramatically in recent years (developments have allowed these programmes to flourish such that in the UK 25% of kidney transplants were from such donors in2006).