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Associate of Arts
An understanding of the great body of French organ music written in the second half of the seventeenth century requires an acquaintance both with the organs for which the compositions were written and with the registration practices current at the time. Standardization extended into the area of registration, for the organ composers gave numerous registration directions that reveal remarkable uniformity. This was a development not found in the equivalent, contemporary practice of other countries. It was made possible in France by the considerable stylistic similarities among the organ compositions of all the composers.
Stevens, Bruce Borden, "The French organ and organ music of the late seventeenth century, and the registration practices relating them to each other" (1969). Honors Theses. 1085.