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Peter Williams

(b. 1937)


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(b Wolverhampton, 1937).

Eng. musicologist and organist. His research on 18th‐ and 19th‐cent. Eng. org. mus. was supervised by T. Dart. Lect. in mus. Edinburgh Univ. 1962–72, reader 1972–82, orch. 1982–5. Prof. of mus. and univ. org., Duke Univ., Durham, N. Car., from 1985. Author of New History of the Organ (1980), The Organ Music of J. S. Bach, 3 vols. (1980–4), and The Organ in Western Culture, 750–1250 (1993), besides many papers on org. mus. and technique.

Subjects: Music.


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