ABOUT THIS TUTORIAL
This tutorial was developed as a sabbatical project supported by Birmingham-Southern
during the first six months of 1998. It is meant to fill a need for a multi-media
resource on the
organ and its history, and is intended for use by undergraduate organ students who
have little or
no experience with the instrument.
There are two primary sections:
- The Organ and How it Works. This section presents information about
instrument as it is found at the end of the twentieth century. The goal is to
technical information to answer most questions about the instrument, without
qualitative judgements or historical development.
- History. This section presents an overview of the history of the
It concentrates on instruments that should be of the most
interest and usefulness to the undergraduate organist: organs associated with
composers of the music the student will typically encounter during his or her first
three or four years of study.
Additionally, there is a searchable glossary of terms associated with the organ. The
appear in the lower or "footer" frame at the bottom of the screen. It can be
accessed in two
- The glossary can be selected from the Main Menu.
- If a highlighted term within the body of any one of the content pages is
definition of that term in the glossary will appear in the "footer" frame.
© 1998 James H. Cook