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Philosophies of pipe organ preservation: Case studies of three churches in Columbia, South Carolina


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Abstract (summary)

This study examines the preservation philosophies employed by three historic churches in Columbia, South Carolina in relation to their pipe organs. Existing scholarship on historic pipe organs focuses on their technical conservation as well as their significance to the history of music and organbuilding. These three case studies demonstrate the need for evaluating historic pipe organs at the local level of significance and within their cultural, architectural, and spiritual context. These contexts are especially important when considering preservation treatment for a pipe organ. Such treatment, as the case studies demonstrate, is inseparable from the preservation issues concerning the church building itself—issues which are in turn bound up in a church‘s identity and religious practice. In addition to providing preservationists with a framework for evaluating pipe organs in their local contexts, this study should serve as a useful resource to congregations that contemplate major repair work or preservation treatment for their own instruments.

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Subject
American history;
Music;
Architecture
Classification
0337: American history
0413: Music
0729: Architecture
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences
Title
Philosophies of pipe organ preservation: Case studies of three churches in Columbia, South Carolina
Author
Durbetaki, Lee
Number of pages
81
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0202
Source
MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124646381
Advisor
Weyeneth, Robert R.
Committee member
Bates, William H.
University/institution
University of South Carolina
Department
Public History
University location
United States -- South Carolina
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1492499
ProQuest document ID
871054670
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/871054670
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