Description or summary of the book: The pipe organ, an instrument whose origins dates to ancient Greece, is prominent in the development of secular and church music, and its builders were as artistic as the composers like Bach, Pachelbel and Handel who played them. This book describes the mechanics, fabrication, and acoustics of all types of pipe organs. Though intended as a technical guide, it's accessible to beginning students as well as technicians. It covers the construction of several types of pipe organ, with chapters on actions, chests, pipe work, wind supply, electrical circuitry, mechanics, registration, organ placement, acoustics, and repairs.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 11H20M
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