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Author Owen, Barbara.

Title The registration of baroque organ music / Barbara Owen.

Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  786.509032 OWEN    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Prologue: Renaissance & Reformation -- 1. Music, Composers, and Organs 3 -- 2. England, France, Italy, and Spain 19 -- 3. Netherlands, Germany, and Central Europe 24 -- Part II Late Renaissance to Early Baroque -- 4. England 35 -- 5. France and Catholic Netherlands 41 -- 6. Italy 51 -- 7. Spain and Portugal 60 -- 8. Northern Netherlands 67 -- 9. North and Central Germany 74 -- 10. South Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland 82 -- Part III High Baroque -- 11. England 93 -- 12. France and Lower Netherlands 107 -- 13. Italy 120 -- 14. Spain, Portugal, and Mesoamerica 127 -- 15. Northern Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia 135 -- 16. Central Germany 150 -- 17. South Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe 173 -- Part IV Summation: Late Baroque to Classical -- 18. England and Coastal United States 189 -- 19. France, Alsace, and Lower Netherlands (Belgium) 204 -- 20. Italy 216 -- 21. Spain, Portugal, and Latin America 228 -- 22. Protestant Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia 237 -- 23. Catholic Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe 249 -- Appendix I Restored Historic Organs in North America 261 -- Appendix II Modern Historically Based Organs in North America 263.
Summary Here, for the first time in a single volume, is a comprehensive study of registrational practices from circa 1550 to 1800. Each of the four parts of the book - the Renaissance and the Early, High, and Late Baroque - starts with a brief description of the political and religious climate of the period and the way it affected organ building and the music composed at the time. Within each historical period, Owen provides for each country a list of the active composers and information about representative organs, including their locations, dates, builders, and stoplists. She then discusses the registrational practices in each area in relation to contemporary musical styles and forms, referring to sources such as scores and treatises. In light of the historical evidence, Owen advises organists on adapting the earlier principles and practices to modern instruments in order to perform Baroque organ works in a style appropriate to their period and region.
With its comprehensive geographic, historical, and musicological approach, The Registration of Baroque Organ Music will long remain an invaluable reference - and source of delight - for all organists.
Subject Organ (Musical instrument) -- Registration.
Organ music -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Organ music -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 17th century.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 0253332400 (cloth : alk. paper)