Suret



Marie Antoine Louis Suret (1807-1876) was a Parisian organ builder in het first half of the 19th century. He is mentioned as early as 1827 as an organbuilder. He worked a few years as a foreman for the Daublaine and Callinet firm and started his own company in 1838. His instruments won several prizes, e.g. at the world exposition of 1855 for the organ of Ste Elisabeth, built with his son Marie François Auguste (born in Paris in 1831). The Suret company worked on approximately 50 instruments (construction as well as restoration), primarely in the Parisian region.

The most remarkable instruments of Suret are:

Saint-Basile (Étampes, 1849, 24 stops, III/ped)

Sainte-Élisabeth-de- Hungary (Paris, 1853, 39 stops, III/ped)

Chapelle de la Salpêtrière (Paris, 1861, 20 stops, II/ped)

Basilica of Argenteuil (Argenteuil, 1867, 31 stops, III/ped).

Reference:

Christophe d'Alessandro. « SURET, facteur de grandes orgues d'église, et d'orgues d'accompagnement pour les chœurs. » L'Orgue Francophone, 16: p. 38-63, 1999. FFAO (Fédération Francophone des Amis de l'Orgue).