A first-person account of the post-war organ reform movement in the United States and written by one of the most beloved organbuilders of his generation, this autobiography of Charles McManis chronicles a career from the author’s formative years to his retirement in 1999. Ranging over 75 years, the book provides not only technical details, but also a fascinating look into the life of the man himself. With many illustrations and chapters devoted to topics as diverse as voicing philosophy and McManis’ wit and wisdom, the book also contains stoplists and photographs of the organs themselves. This book no longer contains a bonus CD illustrating the sounds of McManis organs; however, an online link to the recordings will be provided. All tracks will fit one audio CD.
Softbound, 407 pages