The Sound of an Italian Organ
CC&A announces the publication of a new book by Michael McNeil, The Sound of an Italian Organ. Drawing on research dating to 1978, and written for the professional organ builder, tonal designer, and student of the Italian classical organ, this eBook in PDF format, ISBN 978-0-9720386-6-9, has 78 pages and full color illustrations. Available on www.lulu.com, the book is priced at $4.99.
The baroque Italian pipe organ in the collection of the University of California at Berkeley is documented and analyzed. The pipework, wind chest, key and stop action, wind system, and tuning are all presented in depth with numerous photographs, tables, and graphs. Many features unique to the classical Italian organ are explored and explained.