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Félix Danjou

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Jean-Louis-Félix Danjou (21 June 1812 – 4 March 1866) was a French organist, composer-arranger, and organist. He is best remembered for having discovered the Antiphonary of St. Benigne in 1847.[1] and as founder of the Revue de la musique religieuse.


Danjou was organist at Church of Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux 1831–34,[2][3] Saint-Eustache from 1834–1844,[4] at Notre-Dame de Paris from 1840 to 1847. He was also a partner with André-Marie Daublaine and fr:Louis Callinet, of the fr:Callinet family, in the fr:Daublaine-Callinet organ company.


  1. ^ Pierre Combe, The Restoration of Gregorian Chant: Solesmes and the Vatican Edition (CUA Press, 2008), p. 13f.
  2. ^ Fenner Douglass, Cavaillé-Coll and the Musicians, volume 1 (1980): "Jean-Louis-Felix Danjou (1812–66), a Parisian, began his career as organist at age seventeen for the church of Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux, having earlier been taught by the clergy of that parish, then by Benott at the ..."
  3. ^ Katharine Ellis, Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century (2008), p. 258: "Félix Danjou (1812–1866): Organist at Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux (1831–34); Saint-Eustache (1834–44); Notre Dame de Paris (1840–47). Discovered the Montpellier Codex (1847). Founder of the Revue de la musique religieuse, ...
  4. ^ William A. Little, Mendelssohn and the Organ (2010): "... by one of the country's leading activists for the reform and improvement of church music, Jean-Louis-Félix Danjou (1812–1866). Danjou was organist at St. Eustache (1834–1844) and then at Notre Dame Cathedral (1841–1847) in Paris,"