Rollin Smith book

OHS Press announces the publication of Rollin Smith’s Pipe Organs of the Rich and Famous, the story of organs in more than 50 private homes—a few residents being more famous than rich. It recounts a time when the organ was not only a symbol of those who had arrived socially, but was considered the ultimate appointment of the luxurious home, indeed, the Home Orchestra of the Twentieth Century. Here you will visit with royalty, captains of industry, famous organists and composers, organbuilders, and those whose names are less familiar, but who were patrons of the King of Instruments on a lavish scale.

Profusely illustrated with more than 200 photographs and engravings, this large-format hardbound book documents the work of more than 25 organbuilders in the United States, England, France, and Germany; stoplists of each instrument are included. 

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