..."it is the author's highly commendable achievement to have produced a fascinating account of the early evolution of the instrument we often take so much for granted." James B. Hartman, The Diapason
How did the organ become a church instrument? In this fascinating investigation Peter Williams speculates on this question and suggests some likely answers. Central to the story he uncovers is the liveliness of European monasticism around 1000 and the ability and imagination of the Benedictine reformers.