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Mechanical Music by Kevin McElhone

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Mechanical Music by Kevin McElhone

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Covers the history, development, use and fall from favour of many types of exotic instruments, from pocket-sized musical boxes to roll-playing pipe organs and everything else in between. This book describes pianolas, organettes, roller organs, orchestrions, nickelodeons, carillons and more.

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The sound of a street barrel organ or a fairground organ may revive distant memories for older people or stir an interest in younger folk. Wealthier families may have possessed their own automatic music machines in the form of a player piano, a Polyphon or cylinder musical box. If well treated, these instruments may still be in working order. This book covers the history, development, use and fall from favour of many types of exotic instruments, from pocket-sized musical boxes to roll-playing pipe organs and everything else in between. It describes pianolas, organettes, roller organs, orchestrions, nickelodeons, carillons and many more. It introduces a complex subject in a way that will encourage readers to visit collections open to the public or perhaps join one of the societies that encourage the restoration of instruments to their former glory.

Additional Information

SKU GOR003785911
Title Mechanical Music
Author By (author) Kevin McElhone
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Shire Publications Ltd
Year Published 2004
Page Number 48
ISBN 0747805784
ISBN13 9780747805786
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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