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date: 16 November 2019

Gloton, Georges locked

  • Guy Bourligueux


(b Dijon, France, Dec 18, 1876; d Nantes, France, March 20, 1955). French organ builder. He was apprenticed to J.-B. Ghys in Dijon and received further training with the firm of Cavaillé-Coll-Mutin in Paris. After World War I (during which he was taken prisoner) he became director of the firm of Louis Debierre (1842–1920) at Nantes, a post he held until 1947, when control passed to Joseph Beuchet-Debierre (until 1970). Gloton restored and maintained the organs in the cathedrals of Angers, Bordeaux, Lisieux, Moulins, Nantes, Le Puy-en-Velay, La Rochelle, Rouen, St-Malo, Tours, and Vannes. He built new instruments at Fougères (St Sulpice, 1919), Batz-sur Mer (1927), Pontmain (1930), Fresnay-sur-Sarthe (1932), Paray-le-Monial (1933), Beaufort-en-Vallée (1934), St Jean-de-Monts (1936), Guérande (1939), and les Sables-d’Olonne (1943). He also built more than 130 small organs, a number of which were exported....

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