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BuilderID 902

Builder Identification

Germany, 1946–1971; Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1972–1979; Fergus, Ontario, 1979–1992.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991, rev. ed. 1997, with updated information). Edited for the online builders listing, —

    Gerhard Brunzema was born in Emden, Germany, July 6, 1927; he apprenticed with Paul Ott of Göttingen, Germany, 1946–1952; he attended Braunschweig State Institute for Physics & Technology, 1953–1954. He worked with Jürgen Ahrend of Leer, East Friesland, 1954–1971. He immigrated to Canada, 1972; and began with Casavant Frères Ltée. of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, 1972, as tonal director. He established his own company, Brunzema Organs, in Fergus, Ontario in 1979. Gerhard Brunzema died April 7, 1992.

    Sources:

    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 413.
    • The Tracker, 36:3, 7.
    • The American Organist, July 1989, 46.
    • The American Organist, October, 1992, 54.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 8, 2016. —

    Gerhard Brunzema died April 7, 1992. His company continued until 2006, led by his son, Fredrich Brunzema.

    Source:

    • Brunzema Organs Inc. Corporation Number: 57801, Canada Business Directory, https://www.can1business.com/company/Dissolved/Brunzema-Organs-Inc, accessed April 8, 2016.

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