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Keyboard Perspectives

Keyboard Perspectives V (2012)
ISSN 1943-0809
$75 for non-member individuals
$50 for Westfield Center members
$95 for institutions

Keyboard Perspectives reflects not only the breadth of interest and approach of the Westfield Center, but also of the field of keyboard studies more generally. Like the Westfield Center itself, the yearbook seeks to foster research, performance, and discussion concerning the entire history of keyboard instruments and their music.

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Keyboard Perspectives IV (2011)
ISSN 1943-0809
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Keyboard Perspectives III (2010)
ISSN 1943-0809
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Keyboard Perspectives II (2009)
ISSN 1943-0809
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Keyboard Perspectives I (2007-2008)
ISSN 1943-0809
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Books and Pamphlets

Orphei Organi Antiqui
Essays In Honor Of Harald Vogel, edited by Cleveland Johnson
400 pages, photographs
21 articles, seven in German with English abstracts
ISBN 0-9778400-0-X

Orphei Organi Antiqui, "for the Orpheus of the Historic Organ," celebrates the multifaceted career and visionary endeavors of Harald Vogel, a pioneering authority on German keyboard performance of the eighteenth-century and earlier.

Since 1994, Vogel has held a professorship at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen where he continues a distinguished career of teaching and research reaching back more than thirty years. His North German Organ Academy, founded in 1972, has facilitated the research and exploration of historic keyboard instruments by international performers and scholars. As Superintendent of Church Music and Organ Advisor for the Reformed Church in Northwest Germany, and as an organ consultant worldwide, he has been pivotal in many landmark restorations of historic organs and in the building of new instruments inspired by historic examples. These instruments are documented in his many recordings, most recently on the Organeum and Loft Recordings labels, and his earlier Radio Bremen recordings (1961-73) remain some of the most important sound documents of their kind. His print publications include Orgeln in niedersachsen (Hauschild-Verlag, 1997), Orgellandschaft Ostfriesland (SKN-Verlag, 1996), and a new edition of Samuel Scheidt's Tabulatura nova (Breitkopf, 1994-2002).

This Festschrift publication, in celebration of Vogel's 65th birthday, brings together twenty-one articles and essays on topics reflecting the colorful spectrum of his interests. The volume begins with writings about Harald Vogel—the man, teacher, performer, and scholar. Further contributions deal with issues of keyboard literature, performance practice, improvisation, congregational singing, organ restoration, and organ culture.

Contributing authors:

John Brombaugh, Elizabeth Harrison, Masakata Kanazawa, Axel Unnerbäck, Michael Belotti, Konrad Brandt, Pieter Dirksen, Frederick K. Gable, Sverker Jullander, Klaas Bolt, Wim Kloppenburg, Keith Hill & Marianne Ploger, William Porter, Laurence Libin, Lynn Edwards Butler & Gregory Butler, Felix Friedrich, Ibo Ortgies, Paul Peeters, Edward Charles Pepe, Bruce Shull, Joel Speerstra.

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Timeline of the Organ
$2.50 each (5% discount available for an order of 50 or more; 10% discount available for an order of 100 or more)

This eight panel, full-color fold-out brochure is a printed version of the Timeline display from Westfield's Festival Organ exhibit. It traces the history of the organ from the 6th century B.C.E. through modern times, correlated to major events of history. Many pictures of historic organs are included. The Timeline of the Organ was perhaps the most popular part of the Westfield Festival Organ exhibit, now retired. It is a great teaching tool for schools and other educational programs, as well as for those who are interested in a graphical presentation of the history of the organ.

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Hamburg's Role in Northern European Organ Building
by Gustav Fock
Foreword by Harald Vogel
Translated and edited by Lynn Edwards and Edward C. Pepe

The Definitive Work on Renaissance and
Early Baroque Organ Building in Northern Germany
160 pages, photographs
ISBN 0-9616755-3-5
$44.95, $39.95 for Westfield Center members

For 150 years during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the organ builders of the city of Hamburg created the most influential organs of their time. These builders were highly regarded, and their reputations and instruments traveled across Europe and beyond. Three centuries later, this tradition still asserts its importance-not only by virtue of the fact that it encompasses the appropriate instruments for Buxtehude and other North German composers, but also by having provided the single largest inspiration to organ builders around the world in the second half of the twentieth century.

In this seminal essay, the respected historian Gustav Fock carefully and concisely describes the work of Schnitger's predecessors—Niehoff, the Scherers, Gottfried Fritzsche, Friedrich Stellwagen, and many others-and offers information ranging from biographical details and original contracts to analysis of construction techniques and tonal design.

Originally published in 1939, Hamburg's Role has never been replaced by a work in any language in the thoroughness and insight with which it treats its subject. Now available in a clear and highly readable translation, the study is updated not only by Fock's later writings, but also by recent research in the field. This is a valuable book even for those well-acquainted with the German original.

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