310 pages | 27 B/W Illus.
Studies in English Organ Music is a collection of essays by expert authors that examines key areas of the repertoire in the history of organ music in England. The essays on repertoire are placed alongside supporting studies in organ building and liturgical practice in order to provide a comprehensive contextualization. An analysis of the symbiotic relationship between the organ, liturgy, and composers reveals how the repertoire has been shaped by these complementary areas and developed through history. This volume is the first collection of specialist studies related to the field of English organ music.
Part 1 Instruments 1. The English Organ – An Overview Nicholas Thistlethwaite Part 2 Liturgy 2. Changes in the Fortunes and Use of the Organ in Church, 1500 – 1800 John Harper 3. Organ Music and the Liturgy from 1800 Nicholas Thistlethwaite Part 3 Repertoire 4. English organ music, 1350-1550: a study of sources and contexts Magnus Williamson 5. Continuity, change and the emergence of idiomatic organ repertoire in seventeenth-century England David J. Smith 6. Composed and Improvised Voluntaries in the Eighteenth Century Peter Lynan 7. The Organ Concerto: Some considerations of evolution and context Peter Lynan 8. The Organ Music of Samuel Wesley and William Russell: Context, Content and Style John Kitchen 9. From Adams to Wesley: the transition from late Georgian to early Victorian organ music Peter Horton 10. Romanticism, pedagogy and the English organ - the discourse of concert and ecclesiastical repertoire: Best, Stainer, Stanford and Parry Jeremy Dibble 11. The British organ sonata and its context, 1895-1945 Andrew McCrea 12. British Organ Music in a secular age - a personal survey Peter Dickinson
The Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series is designed to provide a natural home for studies in all aspects of keyboard music by musicologists, organologists and analysts as well as performers and instrument makers engaged in practice-led research. The series embraces all approaches to the study of the keyboard, including its music, historical and sociological contexts, sources (including theoretical texts and their translation), composers, instruments, performance practice and analysis. Historical should not be taken to imply ‘early’, and the series embraces research on all areas of keyboard studies from the distant past to historical reflections on contemporary keyboard music. Single author books, collections of essays, and editions of text-based historical sources, will be considered for inclusion in the series.