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Organ music
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1. Origins and early functions of the organ

As music for the types of keyboard instrument fitted with pipes, organ music is a subcategory of keyboard music. Until the 18th century, organ music was also terminologically included under general keyboard music. From the mid-18th century, a process of differentiation and specialization set in, as a result of which th…

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Edler, Arnfried, “Organ music”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025065>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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