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Ernest M. Skinner and the American Symphonic Organ

Abstract The organ is in a continued state of evolution, tonally and mechanically, designed by the builder to meet certain expectations related to the musical aesthetics of the time. Organ building in the United States has been influenced by both European organ building traditions and American innovations. During the early twentieth century, Ernest M. Skinner emerged as one of the greatest organ builders in America. Throughout his life, Skinner's quest was to create an "ideal organ," capable of playing a variety of music. Skinner's vision was rooted in the Romantic Movement and influenced by the dynamic gradations and rich, colorful sonorities of orchestral and operatic music of the era. A number of technological developments were ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Gerber, James Theodore (Author) / Marshall, Kimberly (Advisor) / Pagano, Caio (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Cavaillé-Coll / Organ / Romantic / Skinner / Walcker / Willis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 180 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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