Nicolas Séjan

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Nicolas Séjan

Nicolas Séjan (17 March 1745[1] – 16 March 1819[1]) was a French composer and organist, from a family allied to the Forqueray.

Born in Paris, Séjan was one of the best organists of his time. He was co-titular of the organ of Notre-Dame de Paris and many other Parisian churches.[2] He was appointed to the Chapelle Royale in 1789. He lost his charges during the French Revolution, but later recovered some of them.

He left a few works for the harpsichord and the pianoforte as well as the organ.

Nicolas Séjan was Louis-Nicolas Séjan's father, his successor at the church of Saint-Sulpice.

He died in Paris on 16 March 1819 and was buried at Montmartre Cemetery.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Honegger, Marc (1979). Dictionnaire de la musique; Tome 2, Les Hommes et leurs œuvres. L-Z (in French). Bordas. p. 1030. ISBN 2-04-010726-6.
  2. ^ Before 1789, at the request of Étienne-Nicolas Méhul, he gave organ lessons to the young organist Georges Scheyermann. — cf: François-Joseph Fétis, Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la Musique, Paris : Firmin Didot, 1867, 2nd éd., vol.7, p. 455 [1].
  3. ^ "Nicolas Séjan (1745 - 1819)". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2017-10-13.

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Preceded by Organist at Notre-Dame de Paris
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Claude-Étienne Luce
Organist at the Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris
Succeeded by