The Registration of Baroque Organ Music

The Registration of Baroque Organ Music

Owen, Barbara
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/22/1999
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21085-2
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In this book, Barbara Owen has created a rich resource of historical information coupled with strategies for interpreting that information on today's instruments." —Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society

... Barbara Owen has succeeded admirably in distilling three centuries of organ registration practice into a volume less than three hundred pages long.... Anyone with an interest in the history of the organ and its music... will not want to ignore this book." —Sixteenth Century Journal

It is rare to find a book that combines such careful scholarship with a practical focus that makes it accessible to performing musicians as well as research specialists."—Notes

An excellent volume from historical, musical style and interpretive standpoints. Highly recommended for all large academic and professional music collections." Choice

... recommend this book to all serious organists." —The American Organist Magazine

Barbara Owen has prepared the first work to present in a single book the registrational practices of organists from c.1550 to 1800. The four parts of the book move from the Renaissance through the Early, High, and Late Baroque. Each part starts with a brief description of the political and religious climate of the period and the way such factors affected the compositions and the organ-building of the time.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Prologue: Renaissance and Reformation
1. The Music, Compoers, and Organs
2. England, France, Italy, and Spain
3. Netherlands, Germany, and Central Europe
Part II. Late Renaissance to Early Baroque
4. England
5. France and Catholic Netherlands
6. Italy
7. Spain and Portugal
8. Northern Netherlands
9. North and Central Germany
10. South Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland
Part III. High Baroque
11. England
12. France and Lower Netherlands
13. Italy
14. Spain, Portugal, and Mesoamerica
15. Northern Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia
16. Central Germany
17. South Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe
Part IV. Summation: Late Baroque to Classical
18. England and Coastal United States
19. France, Alsace, and Lower Netherlands (Belgium)
20. Italy
21. Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
22. Protestant Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia
23. Catholic Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe
Appendix I: Restored Historic Organs in North America
Appendix II: Modern Historically Based Organs in North America