The Organ in Manitoba

A History of the Instruments, the Builders, and the Players

James B. Hartman (Author)

Pipe organs were once a central (and sometimes hotly debated) part of Manitoba’s cultural life. The Organ in Manitoba portrays that history — the instruments, builders, players and critics — from the date of the earliest known installations to the 1990s, and includes information on musical organizations such as the Royal Canadian College of Organists. It documents over a century of evolution and changes, from concepts of tonal design to styles of musical commentary and tastes, and includes an inventory of installations and specifications for over 100 organs. Well-illustrated with photographs and excerpts from historical reviews and other documents, it will be of interest to musicians, teachers, and music, church, and cultural historians.

About the Author

James Hartman has a PhD in philosophy, specializing in the aesthetics of music. He studied organ with Filmer Hubble and is a frequent contributor to The Diapason: The Journal of the International Society for Organ History and Preservation. He was born in Winnipeg and is currently senior academic editor for publication of the Distance Education Program at the University of Manitoba.

Book Details

  • The Organ in Manitoba: A History of the Instruments, the Builders, and the Players
  • James B. Hartman (Author)
  • Published December 1997, 304 pages
  • Paper, ISBN: 9780887556449, 6 × 9, $24.95
  • Topic(s): History

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