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All organ builders

who worked in Paris before the revolution

The organ builders of the 16th and

early 17th century

Jacques Pigache was a leading organ builder in Paris in the XVIth century. He built instruments for several Parisian churches: St Eustache (1566), St Paul (1568), St Germain-l'Auxerrois (1569) and St Nicolas-des-Champs (1572). It is possible that a few parts of the latter organ have survived. Jan and Matthijs Langhedul were Flemish organ builders (father and son) from an organ-building dynasty founded by Victor Langhedul (??-1513). They moved to Paris around 1585 and worked on several organs. Jan (??-1592) built the organ which is nowadays at Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas (1587). The most notable organs of Matthijs (??-1639) in Paris are the organ of St. Gervais (1601), of which several stops have survived, and Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles  (1613). He and Crespin Carlier played a significant role in the early development of the French Baroque organ.

The organ builders of the 17th century

Photo’s: St Nicolas-des-Champs -  Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas - St Gervais - St Leu-Saint-Gilles
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The organ builders of the 16th and early

17th century

Jacques Pigache was a leading organ builder in Paris in the XVIth century. He built instruments for several Parisian churches: St Eustache (1566), St Paul (1568), St Germain-l'Auxerrois (1569) and St Nicolas-des-Champs  (1572). It is possible that a few parts of the latter organ have survived. Jan and Matthijs Langhedul were Flemish organ builders (father and son) from an organ-building dynasty founded by Victor Langhedul (??-1513). They moved to Paris around 1585 and worked on several organs. Jan (??-1592) built the organ which is nowadays at Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas (1587). The most notable organs of Matthijs (??-1639) in Paris are the organ of St. Gervais (1601), of which several stops have survived, and Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles (1613). He and Crespin Carlier played a significant role in the early development of the French Baroque organ.

The organ builders of the 17th century

Photo’s: St Nicolas-des-Champs -  Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas - St Gervais - St Leu-Saint-Gilles
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