By Gordon D.W. Curtis

William Sweetland was once a tub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 within which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, regularly for church buildings and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire but additionally for destinations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis areas this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical lifestyles within the latter half the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy studies the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of spiritual worship, public live shows and family track making. This booklet relates the biographical info of Sweetland's kin and enterprise background utilizing fabric acquired from public and relations documents. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ development paintings more often than not and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, really with reference to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's neighbors, different organ developers, architects and artists. the second one a part of the e-book contains a Gazeteer of all recognized organs through Sweetland geared up through counties. every one access features a brief background of the device and its current . because there is not any definitive released checklist of his paintings and as the entire place of work files have been misplaced in a fireplace decades in the past it will be the closest method of a accomplished checklist for this builder.

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45 The Bath Chronicle, 142 (7223), p. 5a. 24 June 1897. , The Bath celebration of the record reign 1837–1897 (W. Lewis & Son, 44 45 reprinted from the Bath Herald, 1897). 4 Memorial plaque designed by Sweetland for his funerary urn (reproduced by courtesy of Angela Calvert-Jones) Biography 33 An extensive account of this was printed along with the Gentleman’s Journal article and is worth quoting in full. A JUBILEE ILLUMINATION Beautiful indeed was the town of Bath on the occasion of the Jubilee, the decorations and illuminations being simply magnificent.

He was said to have an interest in heraldry and to be fond of sketching. The former activity led to him having his head cut open whilst investigating the coat of arms on a coach. Such interests would have been well satisfied by his apprenticeship to George Sherborne, who was listed in the 184143 census as a coach builder but who later turned to organ building. Artistic achievements Sweetland built an organ for Edwin Long, a successful painter who was born in Bath, and during the course of discussing the commission at Long’s London house in 1876 he became fascinated by the art of painting and resolved to acquire proficiency in it.

A. Allwright (timpanist) P. O. directory (1896, p. 620; 1897, p. 639; 1898, p. 657; 1899, p. 672; 1900, p. 690)m Biography 25 Year Address Other residents Source 1901 4 Cleveland Pl. W. Isabella Allwright (boarder, own income) Edith A. Allwright (singer & timpanist) Census (RG 13/2341 fol. 84, p. 29)q; P. O. directory (p. 700)m 1902 4 Cleveland Pl. W. A. Allwright (tympanist & vocalist) P. O. directory (p. 712)m 1903 4 Cleveland Pl. A. Allwright (tympanist & vocalist) P. O. directory (p. 731)m 1904 4 Cleveland Pl.

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