(adapted from the American Institute of Organbuilder's bibliography)

Titles in red are suggested starters.

Adelung, Wolfgang, Organs of Our Time, Barenreiter, Kasel, 1972

Andersen, P.G., Organ Building and Design, Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1969

* Audsley, G.A., The Art of Organbuilding, Dover, 1965 <-- Two large tomes, heavy reading but a classic work.

Barnes, Wm. H., The Contemporary American Organ, Carl Fischer, N.Y., <--- A classic work, and more practical.

Barnes, Wm. H., Two Centuries of American Organbuilding, J. Fischer, 1970

Bedos de Celles (see Ferguson)

Bicknell, Stephen, History of the English Organ, 1996

Biggs, E. Power, The Organ in Sight and Sound (record and booklet) <--- Very likely out-of-print, but it might be possible to find it used or in a library. Very enjoyable.

Blanchard, Homer, Organs of Our Time, Praestant Press, 1982

Blanchard, Homer, The Bach Organ Book, Praestant Press, 1985

Blanton, J.E., The Organ in Church Design, Venture Press, Albany, TX, 1957

Blanton, J.E., The Revival of the Organ Case, Venture Press, Albany, TX, 1965

Bolt-Beranek-Newman, Acoustics

Bonavia-Hunt, Rev. Noel A., Modern Organ Stops, London Musical

Bonavia-Hunt, Rev. Noel A., The Organ Reed, J. Fischer, 1950

Bunjes, P.G., The Praetorius Organ, Concordia, St. Louis, 1966

Callahan, Chas., The American Classic Organ, A History in Letters, OHS, 1990

Callahan, Chas., Aeolian–Skinner Remembered, 1996

Clutton, C., The British Organ

Culver, Musical Acoustics, McGraw–Hill, 1956

Döhnert, Ulrich, Die Orgeln G. Silbermanns in Mitteldeutchland

Davy, Robt., The Organ of St. Etienne Abbey in Caen, Glatter-Götz, 1985

Donahue, T., The Modern Classical Organ, McFarland & Co., 1991

Douglass, Fenner, Cavaillé–Coll and the Musicians, Vol. I

Douglass, Fenner, The Language of the Classical French Organ, 1995

Egan, W. David, Architectural Acoustics, McGraw–Hill, 1988

Ellerhorst, W., Handbuch Der Orgelkunde, Frits Knuf, Hilversum, 1966

Ferguson, Chas., The Organ Builder, English translation of Bedos, L'Art du Facteur d'Orgues, 1776–8 (1977); Vol. 1– complete text; Vol. 2– 137 plates

Ferguson, J.A., Walter Holtkamp, American Organ Builder, Kent SU Press,1979

Fesperman, John, Two Essays on Organ Design, Sunbury, 1975

Fock, G., Arp Schitger und Seine Schule, Org. Lit. Foundation, 1974

Fox, David H., Robert Hope–Jones, OHS, 1992

Frank, Gerald, Johann Traugott Wandke, Boston Organ Club, 1990

Goebel, Jos., Theorie und Praxis des Orgelpfeifenklanges, Verlag das Musikinstrument, Frankfurt, 1967

* Goode, Jack, Pipe Organ Registration, Abingdon, 1964 <---A good starter book about organ stops, stop nomenclature, and the basics of registration.

Grout, Donald A., A History of Western Music, W.W. Norton, N.Y., 1960

Harp, David, Music Theory Made Easy, Musical Idiot Press, 1999

Harrison, G. Donald, King of Instruments, Vol. I (recording), Aeolian Skinner <--- Definitely out-of-print, the entire series of recordings might be obtainable used or from a library. A *must hear*... if you can find them.

Helmholtz, Herman, On the Sensations of Tone, Dover reprint, 1964

Hill, Arthur G., The Organ Cases of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Frits Knuf, Hilversum, 1966

Hopkins-Rimbault, The Organ, Frits Knuf, Hilversum, 1965

Isacoff, Stuart, Temperament, A. Knopf, 2001

ISO Information (periodical), International Society of Organbuilders, Lauffen/Neckar, Germany, 1970 (1991–95 ISO News and Yearbook, now ISO Journal)

Jameson, J.B., Organ Design and Appraisal, H.W. Gray, N.Y., 1959

Jorgensen, Owen, Equal–Beating Temperaments, 1981

Jorgensen, Owen, Tuning, MSU, 1991

Junchen, D.A., Encyclopedia of the American Theater Organ, 3 vols., Showcase Publications, 1985, 1989, 199?

Kaufmann, Walter, Der Orgelprospect, 1949

Keller, H., The Organ Works of Bach, C.F. Peters, N.Y., 1967

Klais, Hans G., The Organs in Wurzburg Cathedral, 1970

Klais, Hans. G., The Organ Stoplist, Praestant Press, 1975

* Klotz, Hans, The Organ Handbook, Concordia, 1969 <--- A very interesting, but technical, small book on the pipe organ.

Klotz, Hans, Uber die Orgelkunst der Gotik, der Renaissance, 1975

Knutsen-Harris, Acoustical Designing in Architecture, Wiley, N.Y., 1956

* Krapf, Gerhard, Werckmeister in English (1698), Sunbury, Raleigh, 1976 <---Translation of a historic treatise on the design, examination, and testing of pipe organs.

Lottemoser, W. & Meyer, J., Orgel–Akustik, Verlag das Musikinstrument, Frankfurt, 1966

Mahrenholz, C., Die Orgel Register, Barenreiter, Kassel, 1968

Mahrenholz, C., The Calculation of Organ Pipe Scales (English), Positif Press, 1975

Monette, L.G., The Art of Organ Voicing, Western Mich. U. Press, 1992

Ochse, Orpha, The History of the Organ in the United States, Indiana U. Press, Bloomington, 1975 <---An excellent starting point for learning the history of pipe organs in the USA.

Ogasapian, John, Portrait of a 19th–Century American Organbuilder (Erben), 1980

Oosterhof and Boumann, Orgelbouwkunde, SMD, Leiden, 1971

Owen, Barbara J., The Organ in New England, Sunbury Press, 1979

Pape, Uwe, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, Pape Verlag, Berlin, 1977?

Piltingsrud, H., Aging of Organ Leather, OHS, 1994

Pogue, David, Classical Music for Dummies, Hungry Minds, 1997

Reinburg, Peggy K., Arp Schitger, Organ Builder, Indiana, 1982

Rensch, Richard, Scaling Slide Rule for Organ Pipes, 1986

Riedel, Scot, Acoustics in Worship Spaces, 1986

Robertson, R.E., A Practical Treatise on Organbuilding (1897), Organ Literature Foundation reprint

Schlick, Arnolt, Spiegel der Orgelmacher und Organisten

Schweitzer, A., Organ Building and Organ Playing in France and Germany, 1906

Seidel, J., Orgel und ihr Bau, 1853

Skinner, E.M., The Composition of the Organ, Melvin J. Light, Ann Arbor, 1981

Skinner, E.M., The Modern Organ, Org. Lit. Foundation?

Smets, Paul, Lehrbuch der Orgelkunst, Rheinhold Verlag, 1950

Smith, Herman, Modern Organ Tuning, Reeves, London

* Sumner, W.L., The Organ, MacDonald, 1973 <---Another classic tome on the organ...not light reading, but lots of photos, illustrations, stoplists and other interesting , even fascinating, material.

Thistlethwaite, The Making of the Victorian Organ, Cambridge Press

Tsöpfer, J.G., Die Theorie und Praxis des Orgelbaues (1881), Org. Lit. FoundatioVanPelt, Wm. T., The Hook Opus List, 1829–1916, OHS, 1991

Vente, M.A., Die Brabanter Orgel

Vente, M.A. & Peeters, Flor, The Organ and its Music in the Netherlands (recording and book)

Williams, Peter, The European Organ, Indiana U. Press, Bloomington, 1966

Williams, P. and Owen, B., The Organ, (The New Grove) Norton, NY, 1988