Review of The Organ as a Mirror of Its Time.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Aaron S. Allen, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director, Environment & Sustainability Program (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The Organ as a Mirror of Its Time is directed at two primary audiences— organists (due to the jargon and detailed organ speciacations) and historians of music, religion, intellectual trends, and technology. The pipe organ is an inherently interdisciplinary topic, since one must confront the physical (mechanical, architectural) and cultural (musical, religious) aspects of its creation and use. As Snyder states, “It is the central thesis of this book that organs have stories to tell about the times in which they were built that go far beyond the music that was played on them”.

Additional Information

The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XXXIV/4 (Spring 2004): 623-625
Language: English
Date: 2004
The Organ as a Mirror of Its Time, Organs

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