Johann Scheibe : organ builder in Leipzig at the time of Bach /

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University of Illinois Press,, Urbana, United States, p.1 online resource (xix, 318 pages) : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00935174, (OCoLC)fst01047574, (OCoLC)fst01047586, 18e siècle., 18th century., Allemagne, Biographies., Biography., bisacsh, Construction, Construction., Facteurs d'orgues, Facture, fast, Friendship., Germany, MUSIC / General, Organ (Musical instrument), Organ builders, Organ builders., Orgue


Includes bibliographical references and index.Bach's 1717 Visit to Leipzig -- The Life and Work of Johann Scheibe -- The Organ for Zschortau -- Building the Organ for St. Paul's -- Bach's Examination of the St. Paul's Organ -- Disposition and Tonal Character of the St. Paul's Organ -- Construction Details of the St. Paul's Organ -- Renovations at the New Church, St. Thomas's, St. Nicholas's, and St. Paul's -- An Innovative Organ for St. John's -- Small Projects and Proposals -- Scheibe and Bach in Leipzig."In his nearly forty-year career, Johann Scheibe became Leipzig's most renowned organ builder and one of the late Baroque's masters of the craft. Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Kuhnau considered Scheibe a valued colleague. Church leaders shared their high opinion, for Scheibe built or rebuilt every one of the city's organs. Drawing on extensive research and previously untapped archives, Lynn Edwards Butler explores Scheibe's professional relationships and the full range of his projects. These assignments included the three-manual organ for St. Paul's Church, renovations of the organs in the important churches of St. Thomas and St. Nicholas, and the lone surviving example of Scheibe's craft, a small organ in the nearby village of Zschortau. Viewing Scheibe within the context of the era, Butler illuminates the music scene of Bach's time as she follows the life of a gifted craftsman and his essential work on an instrument that anchored religious musical practice and community"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 09, 2022).