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BuilderID 902

Builder Identification

Germany, 1946-1971; St. 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 (Organ Historical Society, revised ed. 1997) —

    Gerhard Brunzema was born in Emden, Germany, 6 July 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 St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, 1972, as tonal director. He established his own company, Brunzema Organs, in Fergus, Ontario in 1979. Gerhard Brunzema died 7 April 1992.

    Sources:

    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 413.
    • Tracker, 36:3, 7.
    • American Organist, July 1989, 46.
    • American Organist, October, 1992, 54.
    • Tracker, 36:3, 7.
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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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