The Kelvingrove Organ: A short history


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The Kelvingrove Organ: A short history

Detail of front cover of The Kelvingrove Organ: A short history

The Organ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a world-class instrument.  It was bought by the Corporation of Glasgow after the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1901.   Now, for the first time, the history of the Organ is explored in this booklet. It was written by the Honorary Director of Music, Dr James Hunter. 

The booklet is fully illustrated throughout. 

Accompanying C​D Of Music

The booklet includes an accompanying CD of music. The pieces are performed by some of the esteemed organists from across the UK who visit Kelvingrove regularly to perform for the public in unique daily recitals. 

Proceeds from the sale of the booklet contribute to the upkeep of the Organ.


The book is aimed at adult readers who are curious about the history of Kelvingrove’s magnificent organ.

About the Author

Dr Jim Hunter is Honorary Director of Music at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Publication date: July 2011
Price: £9.99
Format: paperback, staple bound
Illustrations: 16 pages of colour illustrations
Publisher: Glasgow Museums Publishing
ISBN: 9780902752955
Extent: 16pp

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