An historical survey of organ performance practices and repertoire includes: an introduction surveying a brief history of England, its earliest organs, and the use of the organ in England; playing with "good taste;" English keyboards; and a discography. A significant discussion differentiates organs in the late 16th & early 17th centuries (Elizabethan and Jacobean) compared to those of the Civil War and Commonweath (1642-1660), and The Restoration (1660-1720). Registration is covered from perspectives of sources, solo repertoire, and accompaniment of singers. Posture and hand position are discussed, with emphasis on fingering with further discussion of principal fingers and the correlation between fingering and meter, scale passages, adjacent notes, repeated notes, sequences, substitution, use of thumb and little finger, intervals and chords, suspensions, chains of suspensions, parallel thirds, and voice distribution. There are further instructions on articulation and ornamentation (especially well developed), and rhythm. Study works presented are by Anonymous, John Barrett, John Blow (3 works), Jeremiah Clarke, William Croft (3 works), Handel, Philip Hart, John James, Matthew Locke, Daniel Purcell, Henry Purcell (3 works), John Reading (4 works), Thomas Roseingrave, and John Stanley. 124 pages, illustrated, softbound

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