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The Organ in England: Its Music, Technology, and Role through the Second Millennium

Oxford, 10-13 April 2008


From: Katharine Pardee [mailto:kfpardee@yahoo.com]

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Betts Fund of the University of Oxford, and the British Institute of
Organ Studies are pleased to announce the second conference of a four-year
sequence entitled "The Organ in England: Its Music, Technology, and Role
through the Second Millennium". The next conference will take place from
10 to 13 April 2008 in Oxford, and will cover the organ and its music in
the 17th and 18th centuries. The title of this year's conference is "The
Organ in Stuart and Georgian England: its Role through Change to the
Handel Commemoration"

300-word proposals for 20-minute papers and lecture-recitals are welcome
on any and all topics relating to the English organ of the 17th and 18th
centuries. Please note that we are not running to specific dates so much
as to philosophies of organ building, music, etc.

Possible areas of enquiry are organ building, organ music, the role of the
organ in church, organs and theology, the organ as a domestic instrument,
organs and viols, organs and voices, cabinet-making, organ cases, music
and the English garden (ie, possible connections in style of each),
technology of the period, economics and organ building and/or playing, the
organ in the Laudian revival, and any other relevant topics. Abstracts
will be due by 15 December, with responses from the panel of readers by
mid-to-late January.

The website will be updated soon: either follow the links from
http://www.bios.org.uk/; or go to www/music.ox.ac.uk/organconference.
Please check back from time to time.

For more information, please contact
Dr Katharine Pardee
Betts Scholar in Organ Studies
Brookman Organ Scholar, Wadham College
University of Oxford
kfpardee@yahoo.com
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