Organ Building: Journal of the Institute of British Organ Building
Wallmann, James L., The American Organist
ORGAN BUILDING: JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ORGAN BUILDING, Vol. 11. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk: Institute of British Organ Building, 2011. 100 pp., ill. ISSN 14729040. ISBN 9780954536183. £21.99 (postpaid to North America). Available from the publisher at 13 Ryefields, Thurston, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk G?31 3TD, England; Ibo.co.uk. Organ Building: Journal of The Institute of British Organ Building is one of the best organ periodicals on the market. Published annually, the journal surveys British organbuilding in the previous year with a review of new and restored organs, feature articles on individual instruments, essays on technical subjects, and the "IBO Register of Accredited Organ Builders." Volume 11 (2011) surveys developments in 2010, although chronological limits are somewhat flexible. Paul Hale again provides the "Review of the Year" with a thorough account of organ work since the previous volume. In the major article of the journal, the new instrument (IV/59) in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk, is described by its consultant, Nicholas Thistlethwaite; Alan Howarth, who designed the case; and Peter Hopps of Harrison & Harrison, the organbuilder. New cathedral organs are rare in Great Britain, and it is good to have this account in print.
New instruments by Mander in Canleigh School Chapel, Surrey (John Mander, William McVicker), Tickell in St. …