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BuilderID 1298

Builder Identification

Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1983-2004.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    With Casavant firm of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1983, tonal director, 1988, active 1992.


    • The American Organist January 1983:41.
    • The American Organist October 1988:53.
    • The American Organist November 1992:58.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing Editor, December 2, 2016. -

    "Coignet is a theoretician who has conducted extensive research on organs in his native France. For decades he was engaged as Expert Organier to the City of Paris, advising and approving projects for all Parisian church organs except for Notre Dame Cathedral. In 1981 Coignet became tonal director of Casavant, commuting from France to Canada about ten weeks a year."1

    "Coignet worked in scientific research while at the same time learning organbuilding until 1980. He was appointed tonal director of Casavant Freres, and expert-organizer of the City of Paris in 1981; and technician-conseil for the Ministry of Culture in 1996, positions he held until 2005." 2


    1. Jonathan Ambrosino, "Significant Accomplishment" Choir and Organ: May/June 2006, 56.
    2. "The Great Organ of the Cathedral of Monico" Diapason: June 2012, 20.

  • For further information, see: Casavant Frères Ltée.

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