D'Argillières family [Dargillières, Desargillières]
- Pierre Hardouin
French family of organ builders and organists. They were based in Paris and played an important part in the development of French Renaissance organ building.
(b before 1515; d Paris, 1572). He was employed by the Parisian firm of Pierre Dugué, whose daughter he married in 1534. He had eight children of whom five became organ builders. He worked under the supervision of the master organ builder Crinon on the organ at the Ste Chapelle, and succeeded him as ‘facteur des orgues des chapelles du Roi’ in 1553. He built instruments at St Gervais, St Jean-en-Grève and Ste Geneviève-des-Ardents, all in Paris. His organs outside Paris show little influence of the Flemish style of organ building.
(bc1535; d Paris, 1585). Son of (1) Antoine d'Argillières. He was trained by his father, and then worked for Josse Lebel and finally for Josseline in Rouen. He worked in a number of French towns. In ...