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Jean   Claude   Alcouffe    (1935-?);   he   was   a   pupil   of   Jean   Jonnet   and had   his   own   workshop   from   1983-1995.      Eglise   Protestante   Unie Port-Royal Quartier Latin - Temple de Port-Royal (1977) Alexandre : No data found on this organ builder. Deuxième Eglise du Christ Scientiste (1942) Paul   Anneessens   (1917-1976) .   The   Belgian   family   Anneessens   was almost   a   century   and   a   half   active   as   organ   builder   (1830-1976). Paul   II   Anneessens   (1971-1976)   was   the   fourth   generation.   In   1948, he   took   over   the   company.   After   his   sudden   death   in   1976,   the   firm was taken over by the family Andriessen. Chapelle de Franciscains Missionaires de Marie (1975) Louis   Béasse   was   an   employee   of   Cavaillé-Coll   (his   father   Modeste worked    also    at    Cavaillé-Coll)    and    founded    his    own    firm    in    the beginning   of   XXth   century.   He   worked   on   the   organ   of   St.   André   de l’Europe . Rudolf   von   Beckerath    (1907-1976)   was   a   German   organ   builder, who   was   first   apprentice   at   the   workshop   of   Victor   Gonzalez   and his   associate   from   1931-1935.   By   the   1950s   and   1960s,   Beckerath's own    firm    became    one    of    the    leaders    of    the    Organ    Reform Movement   in   North   America   and   Northern   Europe.   The   firm   still exists nowadays. Eglise Américaine  (1988). Louis   Benoist   (*1931)   and   Pierre   Sarelot    (1930-2010)   were   organ builders   in   Mans   (Laigné-en-Belin)   from   1968-1995   and   were   doing mainly    restoration    works.    They    worked    on    the    organ    of    the Chapelle    des    pères    Franciscains    and    the    Eglise    de    L'immaculée conception .   The   firm   was   taken   over   by   Jean-Pierre   Conan   (*1952) and closed in 2010. Daniel   Birouste    (*1956)   was   apprentice   of   Alfred   and   Daniel   Kern and   created   his   own   firm   in   1979.   He   works   both   in   Spain   and   in France.    He    is    specialized    in    restorations    of    organs    built    in    the second   half   of   the   XIXth   century   and   the   beginning   of   the   XXth century.    In    Paris,    he    built    a    big,    new    organ    at    Saint-Pierre-de- Chaillot    (1993)    and    worked    on    the    organs    of    Notre-Dame-de-la- Croix  and Saint-Odile . Antoine    Bois     (*1953),    who    learned    his    skills    from    his    father (Georges,   1912-2000)   and   Alain   Sals,   became   head   of   the   firm   in 1980   (till   2014),   which   his   grand-father   (Mathias,   1883-1955)   started in     1929.     His     activities     comprise     the     restoration     of     historical instrument   and   the   construction   of   new,   mechanical   instruments. He built the organ of Notre-Dame de Lourdes (1993). Jean   Bourgarel    (*1933)   was   apprentice   at   the   workshop   of   Victor Gonzales   from   1953   till   1960.   In   1962,   he   started   his   own   company inb   Moissey,   in   collaboration   with   Philippe   Hartmann   (1928-2014). The   firm   closed   in   1998.   He   worked   on   the   organ   of   Temple   de Pentemont  (1967). Hubert   Brayé    (*1965)   learend   his   skliis   at   the   firm   of   Guérrier.   He created   his   firm   in   2000.   His   activities   comprise   restoration   and/or (re)construction    of    instruments    of    different    styles    and    traction (mechanical    or    pneumatical).    He    worked    at    the    organ    of    Notre- Dame-de-la-Croix  (2010). Pierre   Chéron    (1914-1999)   started   a   firm   in   1945   after   he   learned his   skills   at   the   workshop   of   Victor   Gonzalez.   In   1963,   he   closed   his firm   (his   pupil   and   stepson   Yves   Sévère   continued   the   firm   though) to   become   a   self-employed   artisan.   He   adopted   an   ‘archeological’ approach   without   any   concessions   for   the   restoration   of   historical instruments. Saint-François-Xavier - orgue de la chapelle de la Sainte-vierge (1955) Patrick   Collon    (*1942)   learned   his   skills   in   Austria   and   Germany.   In 1966,   he   founded   his   own   firm   in   Brussels.   From   1980   onwards,   the name of his firm is Manufacture d'Orgues de Bruxelles. Saint-George's Anglican Church (1980) Edmond   Costa   (1910-1993)   learned   his   skills   at   the   Cavaillé-Coll and   Convers   firms.   He   started   his   own   firm   with   Louis   Duval   in 1938   and   worked   often   with/for   the   Gonzalez-firm;   the   latter   firm took   over   his   business   in   1972.   He   worked   on   the   organ   of   Saint- Joseph-des-Nations . next
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Jean   Claude   Alcouffe    (1935-?);   he   was   a   pupil   of   Jean   Jonnet   and had   his   own   workshop   from   1983-1995.      Eglise   Protestante   Unie Port-Royal Quartier Latin - Temple de Port-Royal (1977) Alexandre : No data found on this organ builder. Deuxième Eglise du Christ Scientiste (1942) Paul   Anneessens   (1917-1976) .   The   Belgian   family   Anneessens   was almost   a   century   and   a   half   active   as   organ   builder   (1830-1976). Paul   II   Anneessens   (1971-1976)   was   the   fourth   generation.   In   1948, he   took   over   the   company.   After   his   sudden   death   in   1976,   the   firm was taken over by the family Andriessen. Chapelle de Franciscains Missionaires de Marie (1975) Louis   Béasse   was   an   employee   of   Cavaillé-Coll   (his   father   Modeste worked    also    at    Cavaillé-Coll)    and    founded    his    own    firm    in    the beginning   of   XXth   century.   He   worked   on   the   organ   of   St.   André   de l’Europe . Rudolf   von   Beckerath    (1907-1976)   was   a   German   organ   builder, who   was   first   apprentice   at   the   workshop   of   Victor   Gonzalez   and his   associate   from   1931-1935.   By   the   1950s   and   1960s,   Beckerath's own    firm    became    one    of    the    leaders    of    the    Organ    Reform Movement   in   North   America   and   Northern   Europe.   The   firm   still exists nowadays. Eglise Américaine  (1988). Louis   Benoist   (*1931)   and   Pierre   Sarelot    (1930-2010)   were   organ builders   in   Mans   (Laigné-en-Belin)   from   1968-1995   and   were   doing mainly    restoration    works.    They    worked    on    the    organ    of    the Chapelle    des    pères    Franciscains    and    the    Eglise    de    L'immaculée conception .   The   firm   was   taken   over   by   Jean-Pierre   Conan   (*1952) and closed in 2010. Daniel   Birouste    (*1956)   was   apprentice   of   Alfred   and   Daniel   Kern and   created   his   own   firm   in   1979.   He   works   both   in   Spain   and   in France.    He    is    specialized    in    restorations    of    organs    built    in    the second   half   of   the   XIXth   century   and   the   beginning   of   the   XXth century.    In    Paris,    he    built    a    big,    new    organ    at    Saint-Pierre-de- Chaillot    (1993)    and    worked    on    the    organs    of    Notre-Dame-de-la- Croix  and Saint-Odile . Antoine    Bois     (*1953),    who    learned    his    skills    from    his    father (Georges,   1912-2000)   and   Alain   Sals,   became   head   of   the   firm   in 1980   (till   2014),   which   his   grand-father   (Mathias,   1883-1955)   started in     1929.     His     activities     comprise     the     restoration     of     historical instrument   and   the   construction   of   new,   mechanical   instruments. He built the organ of Notre-Dame de Lourdes (1993). Jean   Bourgarel    (*1933)   was   apprentice   at   the   workshop   of   Victor Gonzales   from   1953   till   1960.   In   1962,   he   started   his   own   company inb   Moissey,   in   collaboration   with   Philippe   Hartmann   (1928-2014). The   firm   closed   in   1998.   He   worked   on   the   organ   of   Temple   de Pentemont  (1967). Hubert   Brayé    (*1965)   learend   his   skliis   at   the   firm   of   Guérrier.   He created   his   firm   in   2000.   His   activities   comprise   restoration   and/or (re)construction    of    instruments    of    different    styles    and    traction (mechanical    or    pneumatical).    He    worked    at    the    organ    of    Notre- Dame-de-la-Croix  (2010). Pierre   Chéron    (1914-1999)   started   a   firm   in   1945   after   he   learned his   skills   at   the   workshop   of   Victor   Gonzalez.   In   1963,   he   closed   his firm   (his   pupil   and   stepson   Yves   Sévère   continued   the   firm   though) to   become   a   self-employed   artisan.   He   adopted   an   ‘archeological’ approach   without   any   concessions   for   the   restoration   of   historical instruments. Saint-François-Xavier - orgue de la chapelle de la Sainte-vierge (1955) Patrick   Collon    (*1942)   learned   his   skills   in   Austria   and   Germany.   In 1966,   he   founded   his   own   firm   in   Brussels.   From   1980   onwards,   the name of his firm is Manufacture d'Orgues de Bruxelles. Saint-George's Anglican Church (1980) Edmond   Costa   (1910-1993)   learned   his   skills   at   the   Cavaillé-Coll and   Convers   firms.   He   started   his   own   firm   with   Louis   Duval   in 1938   and   worked   often   with/for   the   Gonzalez-firm;   the   latter   firm took   over   his   business   in   1972.   He   worked   on   the   organ   of   Saint- Joseph-des-Nations . next