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Arp Schnitger, organ builder : catalyst for the centuries / Peggy Kelley Reinburg.


Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0253309271, 9780253309273

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Subjects Facteurs d'orgues -- Biographies.
Organ builders -- Biography.
Organ builders.
Schnitger, Arp, 1648-1719.
Schnitger, Arp.
Description xviii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
©1982
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148).
Summary This is the first comprehensive book in English to chronicle the remarkable achievements of Arp Schnitger, whose influence extends to the twentieth century with the current interest in Baroque instruments and performance practice. The book gives an account of organ-building activity in North Germany and the Netherlands prior to Schnitger, describes in detail many of his constructions as they related to various periods in his life, and comments on Schnitger's impact on trends in organ building. Specifications are given for twenty-two extant organs, and appendixes include a glossary of German-English technical terms, complete scalings for several Schnitger organs, and a chronological listing of all Schnitger instruments.
Contents Introduction -- Pre-Schnitger patriarchs. Ostfriesland ; Hamburg ; Oldenburg -- Measure of the man -- Debt to the past. Stade, St. Cosmae ; Neuenfelde, St. Pankratius ; Steinkirchen ; Norden, St. Ludgeri -- Legacy for the future. Dedesdorf, St. Laurentius ; Strückhausen, St. Johannes ; Ganderkesee, St. Cornelius und Cypranius ; Rastede, St. Ulrich -- Appendix A : Chronological listing of Schnitger's organ projects -- Appendix B : Scalings for representative Schnitger organs (Nieuw Scheemda, Hervormde Kerk (I/8); Dedesdorf, St. Laurentius (II/12); Steinkirchen (II/P 28).
Genre Biography.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7836150
(OCoLC)ocm07836150
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Reinburg, Peggy Kelley, 1936-
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