A pioneer Texas organbuilder, Wandke immigrated in 1855 to build organs on the frontier. This biography also describes extant organs. Extensive appendices include diaries and notes and a section entitled Concerning the Perfections and Imperfections of an Organ which advises that "It is also detrimental if [pipes] resemble a bunched up priest�s hat, or [look as] if they were nibbled by young dogs and cats." A careful look at a fascinating corner of American organbuilding. 100 pages hardbound

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