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The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Kerala J. Snyder


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. This book considers the instrument's historical and cultural significance, and reflects the efforts of twenty 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 ... More

Keywords: the organ, instrument, spirit of the age, historical, cultural significance, repertoire

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195144154
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kerala J. Snyder, editor
Göteborg Organ Art Center

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Part I Court And City

Part II A Large European Organ in a Small Factory Town

Part III A French Organ in Copenhagen

17 Aristide CavaillÉ-coll: Master of Masters

Jesse E. Eschbach and Lawrence Archbold

Part IV Revival and Renewal