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BuilderID 2485

Builder Identification

La Providence, Québec, Canada 1946-1985; Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada 1985-unknown date.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 8, 2017. —

    Maurice Guilbault, a former Casavant staff member, formed a partnership with Antonio Delage, and established Orgue Providence/Providence Organs in La Providience, Quebec, in 1946. The firm began as a combination service firm and organ supplier, manufacturing specialty components for organbuilders. Sometime around the late 1960s, the firm began to build new electro-pneumatic organs, and then mechanical key action instruments in the 1970s. Guy Therien, another former Casavant employee, was a voicer who had joined Guilbault in the 1960s. He became a partner also, the firm name was changed in 1978 to Guilbault-Therien to reflect the change in management. Maurice retired in 1981. His son, Andre continued the partnership with Guy Therien until 1992 when Andre retired from management and was replaced by Alain Guilbault (no relation).

    Sources:
    • Richard Kassel, "Guilbault-Therien", The Organ: An Encyclopedia, edited by Douglas Earl Bush, Richard Kassel (New York, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2006), 234.
    • 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 August 19, 2015.
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    • For further information, see: Guilbault-Thérien Ltée.

       

    • / / / / Archived Note / / / /
      The following note is from a previous version of this entry; it has been superseded by the note above, which contains new information or corrects errors or inaccuracies.
      Archived 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. —

      Father of André Guilbault; partner with Antonio Delage and Guy Thrien in Guilbault-Thrien firm of St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 1946; active in 1985.

      Source:

      • The American Organist May 1985, 59.
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