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Samuel-Marie Casavant View Extant Instruments View Instruments

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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 1879-1929.
Classification: Builder

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August 13, 2015:

For further information see Casavant Frères Ltée.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 07, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox, rev. ed. (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

Samuel-Marie Casavant was the son of Joseph C. Casavant, brother of Joseph-Claver Casavant Jr., and father of Aristide Casavant. He and his brother apprenticed with their father's successor, Eusèbe Brodeur of Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. He was in France, 1879; he established Casavant Frères Ltée. of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada with his brother, Joseph-Claver, in 1879, and became the first tonal director for the firm. Samuel-Marie Casavant died November 23, 1929 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Sources:

  • The Diapason, January 1930, 2.
  • Jeanne D-Aigle, L'histoire de Casavant Frères, 1880–1980 (Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada: Les Editions D-Aigle, 1988), 571.
  • Twenty-Seventh Annual National Convention of the Organ Historical Society, Inc.: Pacific Northwest, 21-25 June 1982: Headquarters at Seattle Pacific University (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society , 1982), 14.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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