Pipe Organs of British Columbia

Pipe Organs of British Columbia is a book about the history and development of extant organs in the province from the 1820s to 2009. Following this outline of the contents of the book is a brief summary describing how a pipe organ works and a simplified explanation of the different types of action used in its operation.

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Pipe Organs of British Columbia is a book about the history and development of extant organs in the province from the 1820s to 2009. Following this outline of the contents of the book is a brief summary describing how a pipe organ works and a simplified explanation of the different types of action used in its operation. The next topic covers the organ’s history in this province summarizing its development and how circumstances have influenced what has been placed here from the early days of white settlement to the present. The ensuing topics describe the stages of development of pipe organs by the country in which they were built. There is a chronological order of examples by date in three priorities: first, of the country, second, of its builders, and third of that builder’s examples. Beginning with England, the country’s builders, their locations, dates of manufacture, the Opus numbers where possible, and the present locations in this province of each of the examples is given. Unless an asterisk appears after a particular example, the reader can find more detailed information on that example in Lists I and II at the back of the book.