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date: 19 November 2019

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  • Jocelyne Aubé

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(b Nantes, July 18, 1842; d Nantes, June 7, 1920). French organ builder. He trained in Paris, where he worked from 1859 to 1862. In 1863 he established himself in Nantes and by 1912 had built 195 large instruments and 277 small organs, including some for export. From August to October 1895 he toured Germany and Belgium, studying local organs. Among the instruments he built at Nantes are those at Notre Dame de Toutes Joies, St Clément, St Donatien, Notre Dame de Bon Port, and St Stanislas. He also built organs for the cathedrals at Dol-de-Bretagne and St-Malo, the abbey at Solesmes, and churches at St-Lô, Fougères, Arcachon, St-Brieuc, Rennes, Château-Gontier, Angoulême, Vitré, Tours, Vannes, Caen, Vire, and Cholet. Organs he restored include those at the cathedrals of Angers, Luçon, and Vannes, at the basilica of Ste Anne, Auray, at St Louis, Brest, and at Ploermel, Falaise, Guérande, Ancenis, St-Nazaire, Saintes, Laval, La Rochelle, and Jarnac. In ...

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