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BuilderID 2483

Builder Identification

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 1955–1990s.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Son of Maurice Guilbault; joined father in Orgue Providence (later Guilbault-Therien) firm of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 1955; active in 1985.

    Source:

    • The American Organist, May 1985, 59.
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  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 8, 2017. —

    Andre Guilbault was born in Saint-Hyacinthe, November 28, 1937. He joined his father's company, Orgue Providence (Providence Organs), in 1955. Orgue Providence was a combination service and supply firm, building specialty parts for organbuilders. In the 1960s, the firm began constructing complete new organs. One of the staff members, Guy Therien, became a partner with Maurice Guilbault in the firm in the 1960s. In 1978, the company name was changed to Guilbault-Therien. Maurice retired in 1981, and Andre replaced him as the senior partner in the firm. Andre himself retired from management of the firm in 1992, but continued to work in the shop. Alain Guilbault (no relation), a staff member, replaced Andre as head of the firm.

    Sources:

    • Antoine Bouchard,"Guilbault-Therien Inc," The Canadian Encylopedia 0n-line, (Toronto, Historica Canada, published 2008, last edited 2013), http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/m/article/guilbault-therien-inc-emc/. Accessed June 8, 2017.
    • Richard Kassel, "Guilbault-Therien", The Organ: An Encyclopedia, edited by Douglas Earl Bush, Richard Kassel (New York, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2006), 234.

     

  • For further information, see: Guilbault-Thérien Ltée.

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