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Title:
Organ literature : a comprehensive survey
Author:
Arnold, Corliss Richard.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1995.
Physical Description:
2 volumes ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Historical survey -- v. 2. Biographical catalog.
ISBN:
9780810829640

9780810829657

9780810829701
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Now in paperback. Cloth edition 0-8108-2964-9 originally published in 1995.


Summary

This third edition is a basic textbook on the development of pipe organ composition in geographically diverse schools. Its nineteen chapters include charts of organ composers and a historical background of contemporary events and figures for each organ composition school. Chapter bibliographies cover readings published in the seventies, eighties, and early nineties. A listing of Bach organ compositions with pagination of various editions is also included.


Author Notes

Corliss R. Arnold is Emeritus Professor of Music at Michigan State University and former Director of Music at Peoples Church, East Lansing, Michigan.


Reviews 1

Choice Review

The present volume represents the third incarnation of the textual portion of Arnold's important work on this subject. This edition updates its 1984 predecessor with additional coverage of modern composers and their works as well as improved bibliographic material, which now extends through 1993. Volume 1 has served well as both a reference resource and a text for organ/keyboard literature courses. Arnold has revised some of the materials used in the numerous tables and time lines, but the text remains basically unaltered except for added material on recent works and composers. Consequently, the volume remains as friendly to the reader as ever, and Arnold has succeeded in achieving his goal of producing "an organized and comprehensive introduction" to organ literature. Although this volume lacks musical examples and one might always quibble over the choice of composers and works emphasized, this edition is essential for all music libraries. B. Doherty; John B. Stetson University