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date: 13 December 2019

Beuchet-Debierre, Joseph locked

  • Guy Bourligueux

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(b Nantes, Jan 7, 1904; d Nantes, April 3, 1970). French organ builder. Grandson of Louis Debierre (1842–1920), he was the director of the Cavaillé-Coll workshop in Paris and in 1947 took over that of Debierre at Nantes, succeeding Georges Gloton. With agencies in Auch, Bordeaux, Noyon and Toulouse, and a branch office in Paris, his firm became one of the most important in France. He built organs at Douarnenez (1953); Lambézellec (1953); St Félix, Nantes (1953); St Nicaise, Rouen (1954); La Baule (1955); St Pierre, Brest (1955); Bon-Sauveur, Caen (1957); Notre Dame de Grâce de Passy, Paris (1958); the Church of the Assumption, Paris (1959); St Laud, Angers (1959); Notre Dame, Avranches (1961); Ste Odile, Paris (1961); St Nicolas, Nantes (...

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