John Fesperman, Two Essays on Organ Design
This is an "extended organ lesson" for the general musician, interested seminarian or churchman, and the student of organ-playing and organ-building. Organ Design and Organ Playing studies the relationship between good organ building and good organ playing. It emphasizes the importance of treating the organ as a pure musical instrument and explains how an organ designed to play the idiomatic literature is also well suited to liturgical use. Rediscovering Classic Organ Building in America is an illustrated history of modern classic organ building from Walter Holtkamp's Pioneering designs of the 1930's to the installation of the first completely American classic organ; the organ built by Charles Fisk and his associates at the old Andover Organ Co. and installed in 1961 in Mount Calvary Church in Baltimore.
Sunbury Press 1975