By Gordon D.W. Curtis

ISBN-10: 1138278807

ISBN-13: 9781138278806

ISBN-10: 1409417522

ISBN-13: 9781409417521

William Sweetland used to be a tub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 in which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, in most cases 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 locations this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical existence within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy reports the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of spiritual worship, public live shows and family music-making. The booklet relates the biographical information of Sweetland's kinfolk and company background utilizing fabric received from public and kin documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- development paintings more often than not and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, relatively in regards to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's friends, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the publication includes a Gazetteer of all identified organs through Sweetland equipped through counties. each one access incorporates a brief heritage of the software and its current . due to the fact that there isn't any definitive released record of his paintings, and as all of the place of work documents have been misplaced in a hearth a long time in the past, this may be the closest method of a accomplished checklist for this builder.

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