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date: 16 October 2019

Pieterszoon, Adriaan locked

  • Hans Klotz

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(b Delft, ?c1400; d Delft, 1480). Netherlandish organ builder . He may have learnt his trade from the Delft organ builders Godschalk and Jannes. In 1446 he was granted, as an organ builder, the freedom of the city of Bruges. In 1472 he was in Tournai, and was also in Lille as a surveyor. He was patron of a prebend at St Pancraskerk, Leiden, and in 1476 named a Franco Wilhelmi as his deputy. He lived to a great age and died in a Delft home for the aged.

In 1448 Pieterszoon built a new organ in St Niklaaskerk, Veurne, and in 1449–50 enlarged the organ in Antwerp Cathedral. In 1450 or 1451 he returned to Delft, where in 1451 he built a new organ in the Nieuwe Kerk for the Fellowship of the Cross. He built a large organ for the same church in 1454–5 (which during his lifetime was replaced by another) and in ...

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