Thierry family [Thiéry]
- Guy Oldham
- , revised by Pierre Hardouin
French family of organ builders.
(b Paris, late 1604; d Paris, Sept 15, 1665). He studied music with Florent Bienvenu, organist of the Ste Chapelle, and was apprenticed to Valeran De Héman in 1623. Between 1634 and 1636 he worked with Crespin Carlier at St Nicolas-des-Champs. Later he set up on his own and worked at Notre Dame, St Jean and St Gervais, Paris. He added a 4′ stop to the Pedal of the St Gervais organ in 1649; in 1659–60, under the supervision of Louis Couperin, he added to the Positif a new 8′ Bourdon, a 4′ Flûte made out of the old Bourdon, a Nazard and a Tierce, as well as a fourth manual (an Eccho of three octaves from c) placed between those of the Grand orgue and the Cornet séparé and containing Bourdon et octave, Doublette, Nazard et tierce, Cromhorne and Cimballe. He also added the ...