Exordium: The Marcussen Organ in Oscar's Church, Stockholm (1949)

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195144154
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849369 | DOI:
Exordium: The Marcussen Organ in Oscar's Church, Stockholm (1949)

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The organ reform movement, which began in Germany during the 1920s, belongs to the first of an amazing array of musical developments in the 20th century. It was carried forward in Denmark chiefly by the firm of Marcussen and Søn, which had been founded by Jürgen Marcussen in 1806 and was led during these years by his great-great-grandson, Sybrand Zacharissen (1900–60). His 1949 organ for Oscar's Church in Stockholm, Denmark, is built on the Werkprinzip, with each of its divisions clearly separated both spatially and sonically. This chapter also contains information on the contents of forthcoming chapters in the book.

Keywords: organ reform movement; Marcussen and Søn; Germany; Oscar's Church; Jürgen Marcussen

Chapter.  1279 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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