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Dallery

Chapelle de la Sorbonne

Parisian organs built by Dallery

Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis (1805) (case only) Chapelle de la Sorbonne (1825)
The founder of the Dallery-dynasty is Charles Dallery (1702-1779). His nephew and pupil Pierre Dallery (1735-1812) became the associate of François-Henri Clicquot during 1767- 1778, building among others the organs of St-Nicolas-des-Champs (1773), St-Merry (1778) and Saint- Germain-de-l'Auxerrois (1771), before starting his own firm. After the revolution, his activities were mainly moving and reinstalling organs in the Parisian region. His son Pierre-François (1764-1833, photo) became one of François-Henri’s harmonists and continued the activities of François- Henri’s son Claude François Clicquot (1762-1800) after his death, as well as those of his father, who retired in 1807. He mainly restored organs. His son Louis-Paul Dallery (1797-1875) carried out numerous restorations and built in 1805 a new organ for Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis (only the buffet still exists, modified) and in 1825 a new organ for the Chapel of the Sorbonne, which is one of the few new organs in that era in Paris, that has been conserved in its original state (although it is silent for years). His last documented work was a restoration of the organ of Saint- Thomas-d’Aquin (1842-1846). Louis-Paul Dallery was the last representative of the classical French organ style and could not keep up with the innovations as introduced by Cavaillé-Coll.
Organs of Paris

Dallery

Chapelle de la Sorbonne

Parisian organs built by Dallery

Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis (1805) (case only) Chapelle de la Sorbonne (1825)
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The founder of the Dallery-dynasty is Charles Dallery (1702-1779). His nephew and pupil Pierre Dallery (1735-1812) became the associate of François-Henri Clicquot during 1767-1778, building among others the organs of St-Nicolas-des-Champs (1773), St-Merry (1778) and Saint-Germain-de-l'Auxerrois (1771), before starting his own firm. After the revolution, his activities were mainly moving and reinstalling organs in the Parisian region. His son Pierre-François (1764-1833, photo) became one of François-Henri’s harmonists and continued the activities of François- Henri’s son Claude François Clicquot (1762-1800) after his death, as well as those of his father, who retired in 1807. He mainly restored organs. His son Louis-Paul Dallery (1797-1875) carried out numerous restorations and built in 1805 a new organ for Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis (only the buffet still exists, modified) and in 1825 a new organ for the Chapel of the Sorbonne, which is one of the few new organs in that era in Paris, that has been conserved in its original state (although it is silent for years). His last documented work was a restoration of the organ of Saint- Thomas-d’Aquin (1842-1846). Louis-Paul Dallery was the last representative of the classical French organ style and could not keep up with the innovations as introduced by Cavaillé-Coll.