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By Gordon D.W. Curtis

William Sweetland was once a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 within which time he outfitted approximately three hundred organs, generally for church buildings and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but in addition for destinations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis areas this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical lifestyles within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy experiences the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public live shows and household music-making. The publication relates the biographical information of Sweetland's relations and enterprise heritage utilizing fabric got from public and kinfolk files. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- construction paintings mostly and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, quite with reference to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's pals, different organ developers, architects and artists. half II of the booklet comprises a Gazetteer of all recognized organs through Sweetland prepared via counties. every one access incorporates a brief historical past of the software and its current situation. due to the fact that there isn't any definitive released record of his paintings, and as all of the workplace files have been misplaced in a hearth decades in the past, it will be the closest method of a complete checklist for this builder.

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