On the Ancient Pitch of Organs


As I am obliged to intermit my researches on organ pitch for a few months, owing to pressure of other work, I wish to make a note of the point to which I have advanced, after consulting many old books, and actually measuring pitch and length of many old organ-pipes, for which I am obliged to the kind politeness of organ-builders, organists, and friends. When my researches are complete, they will appear with details in a paper to be read before the Society of Arts on the History of Musical Pitch, about a year hence. The delay arises from the difficulty of getting information from the Continent.

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