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François-Henri Clicquot

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François-Henry Clicquot.

François-Henri (also Henry) Clicquot (1732 – 24 May 1790) was a French organ builder and was the grandson of Robert Clicquot and son of Louis-Alexandre Cliquot, who were also noted organ builders.[1]

Clicquot was born in Paris, where he later died.

The Clicquot firm installed the first noteworthy organ in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Though extensively rebuilt and expanded in the nineteenth century by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, some of the original Clicquot pipework was reused, notably in the pedal division of that instrument, where it continues to be heard today. Upon the death of Louis-Alexandre, François-Henri inherited his father's workshop.

Other Clicquot organs survive in Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, St. Sulpice (rebuilt by Aristide Cavaille-Coll), St. Nicolas-des-Champs, Souvigny Priory, and the Palace of Fontainebleau.

Clicquot died during the construction of organs in Poitiers Cathedral and the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois,[2] both of which were completed by his son Claude-François Clicquot.


  1. ^ Bush, Douglas Earl; Kassel, Richard (2006-04-13). The Organ, an Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 116. ISBN 0-415-94174-1.
  2. ^ The Organ. Musical Opinion, Limited. 1988. p. 76.

Further reading[edit]

  • Villard, Jean Albert (1973). L'Œuvre de François-Henri Clicquot, facteur d'orgues du roy (1732-1790) [études autour du grand-orgue F.-H. Clicquot de la cathédrale de Poitiers] (in French). Paris: Barnéoud.

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