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Beuchet-Debierre

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Saint Marcel (1967)

Parisian organs built by Debierre

Louis Debierre Chapelle des missions étrangères (192x)   Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard (1901) Gloton-Debierre Saint-Esprit (1934) Opéra comique (193x) Beuchet-Debierre Saint-Odile (1950) Notre-dame-de-l'assomption-de-Passy (1965) Chapelle Notre-dame-du-bon-conseil (1966) Saint-Marcel (1967) Beneath: An overview of the organ building tradition of Nantes. Source: www.plenumorganum.org/facteurs-et-musiciens/des-facteurs- dorgue/un-siecle-et-demi-de-facteurs-nantais-en-bretagne/
Louis   François   Debierre    (1842-1920),   son of      a      cabinetmaker      of      Nantes,      was apprentice       at       several       organ-       and harmonium   builders   in   Paris   (e.g.   Debain) before   returning   to   Nantes   and   setting   up his   own   business.   While   he   built   some   fine three-manual    instruments    of    around    50 stops,   he   is   best   known   for   his   patented portable   organs,   which   he   began   to   make in   1871.   In   1882,   he   got   a   patent   for   the invention   of   organ   pipes   ‘of   multiple   notes’.   He   named   this   organ ‘orgue   portatif   à   tuyaux   polyphones’   and   sold   it   around   the   world. He   also   obtained   a   patent   for   electro-pneumatic   action   in   1888. Debierre   retired   in   1919   and   sold   his   business   to   Georges   Gloton (1876-1955),   an   organ   builder   from   Bourgogne,   who   learned   his skills   at   the   workshop   of   Cavaillé-Coll.   Gloton   followed   the   tradition set   by   Debierre,   together   with   his   associate   Le   Mintier;   the   name   of the firm was then changed to Gloton-Le Mintier. Being     childless,     he     formed     the     young Joseph   Beuchet   (1904-1970),   grandson   of Louis    Debierre,    who    became    one    of    the directors     of     the     House     Cavaillé-Coll     in 1931.   In   1934,   Gloton-Le   Mintier   opened   a branch   in   Paris   in   which   Joseph   Beuchet took    the    lead.    In    1947,    Joseph    Beuchet became   head   of   the   company,   now   named Beuchet-Debierre,      with      among      others Eugène    Picaud    and    Jean    Perroux    as    employees.    Eugène’s    son Jacques    Picaud    became    the    head    of    the    Paris    branch,    together Jacques   Barbéris.   Joseph   Beuchet   died   in   1970   and   his   son,   named also Joseph, became head of the company until its closure in 1980. The    firm    played    a    leading    role    in    the    XXth    century    Parisian    organ landscape,   in   particular   with   regard   to   restorations   of   major   Parisian organs.   The   number   of   new   organs   built   by   this   firm   is   relatively   small. The Danion-Gonzalez firm was their main competitor. The   Beuchet-Debierre   firm   has   been   continued   after   its   closure   by former employees: Jacques Picaud Jacques Barbéris François Sebire Olivier Glandaz Marc Hedelin Louis Eugène Rochesson
Les orgues de Paris

Beuchet-Debierre

et al   1-2

Saint Marcel (1967)

Parisian organs built by Debierre

Louis Debierre Chapelle des missions étrangères (192x)   Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard (1901) Gloton-Debierre Saint-Esprit (1934) Opéra comique (193x) Beuchet-Debierre Saint-Odile (1950) Notre-dame-de-l'Assomption-de-Passy (1965) Chapelle Notre-dame-du-bon-conseil (1966) Saint-Marcel (1967)
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Louis   François   Debierre    (1842-1920),   son   of   a   cabinetmaker   of Nantes,   was   apprentice   at   several   organ-   and   harmonium   builders in   Paris   (e.g.   Debain)   before   returning   to   Nantes   and   setting   up   his own   business.   While   he   built   some   fine   three-manual   instruments of   around   50   stops,   he   is   best   known   for   his   patented   portable organs,   which   he   began   to   make   in   1871.   In   1882,   he   got   a   patent for   the   invention   of   organ   pipes   ‘of   multiple   notes’.   He   named   this organ   ‘orgue   portatif   à   tuyaux   polyphones’   and   sold   it   around   the world.   He   also   obtained   a   patent   for   electro-pneumatic   action   in 1888.   Debierre   retired   in   1919   and   sold   his   business   to   Georges Gloton   (1876-1955),   an   organ   builder   from   Bourgogne,   who   learned his    skills    at    the    workshop    of    Cavaillé-Coll.    Gloton    followed    the tradition   set   by   Debierre,   together   with   his   associate   Le   Mintier;   the name of the firm was then changed to Gloton-Le Mintier. Being   childless,   he   formed   the   young   Joseph   Beuchet   (1904-1970), grandson   of   Louis   Debierre,   who   became   one   of   the   directors   of the   House   Cavaillé-Coll   in   1931.   In   1934,   Gloton-Le   Mintier   opened a   branch   in   Paris   in   which   Joseph   Beuchet   took   the   lead.   In   1947, Joseph     Beuchet     became     head     of     the     company,     now     named Beuchet-Debierre,    with    among    others    Eugène    Picaud    and    Jean Perroux   as   employees.   Eugène’s   son   Jacques   Picaud   became   the head    of    the    Paris    branch,    together    Jacques    Barbéris.    Joseph Beuchet   died   in   1970   and   his   son,   named   also   Joseph,   became head of the company until its closure in 1980. The    firm    played    a    leading    role    in    the    XXth    century    Parisian    organ landscape,   in   particular   with   regard   to   restorations   of   major   Parisian organs.   The   number   of   new   organs   built   by   this   firm   is   relatively   small. The Danion-Gonzalez firm was their main competitor. The   Beuchet-Debierre   firm   has   been   continued   after   its   closure   by former employees: Jacques Picaud Jacques Barbéris François Sebire Olivier Glandaz Marc Hedelin Louis Eugène Rochesson