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'Hope and Glory: The British Organ in the Age of Empire'

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OXFORD ORGAN CONFERENCE 2009

'HOPE AND GLORY: THE BRITISH ORGAN IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE’


16 - 19 April 2009

Annoucement and Call for Papers

The Betts Fund of the University of Oxford, and the British Institute of
Organ Studies are pleased to announce the third 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 16 to 19 April 2009 at Wadham
College, Oxford. and will cover the organ and its music in the late 18th and
19th centuries.  The working title for the Conference is 'Hope And Glory:
The British Organ In The Age Of Empire’ (1785-1901).

300-word proposals for 20-minute papers and lecture-recitals are welcome on
any and all topics relating to the British organ in the late 18th and 19th
centuries.  Possible areas of enquiry are organ building, organ music, the
role of the organ in church and secular locations, organs and theology, the
public role of the organ, the organ as a domestic instrument, organs and
voices, organ cases, music and the technology of the period, economics and
organ building and/or playing and any other relevant topics.  Please note
that we not intending to be rigid in applying the specific dates indicated
and are more interested in philosophies of organ building, music,
performance etc in the general period.

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.

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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Dr David S Knight   david.knight@smvl.org.uk
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