By Gordon D.W. Curtis

ISBN-10: 1138278807

ISBN-13: 9781138278806

ISBN-10: 1409417522

ISBN-13: 9781409417521

William Sweetland was once a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 within which time he outfitted approximately three hundred organs, regularly 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 areas this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical lifestyles within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy experiences the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of spiritual worship, public concert events and household music-making. The booklet relates the biographical information of Sweetland's family members and company heritage utilizing fabric acquired from public and kinfolk documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings ordinarily and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, quite with reference to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's associates, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the e-book involves a Gazetteer of all recognized organs by means of Sweetland equipped by means of counties. each one access encompasses a brief heritage of the software and its current situation. given that there isn't any definitive released checklist of his paintings, and as all of the workplace files have been misplaced in a fireplace a long time in the past, this can be the closest method of a complete checklist for this builder.

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