“The Great Toulousain Dynasty”: The History, Evolution, and Legacy of les Facteurs d’Orgues Théodore Puget, Père et Fils, 1838-1960

dc.contributor.advisorDirst, Matthew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRobinson, Daryl
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSnyder, John L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEmerson, Katelyn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLueders, Kurt
dc.creatorMitchell, John Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-14T18:29:35Z
dc.date.available2023-06-14T18:29:35Z
dc.date.createdMay 2023
dc.date.issued2023-05-08
dc.date.updated2023-06-14T18:29:36Z
dc.description.abstractThéodore Puget, his sons Eugène and Jean-Baptiste, and his grandson, Maurice, cultivated a dynasty of organ manufacturing that is worthy of recognition, though their work is often overshadowed by other organ builders in France. This dissertation argues that the organs of Théodore Puget and his sons demonstrate innovation and artistry in French symphonic organ building. The first chapter describes the birth of the dynasty with an emphasis on the Puget family’s history. Then I examine five of the Pugets’ most notable instruments: l’Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne, constructed by Théodore in 1875; l’Eglise Notre-Dame du Taur, Toulouse, by Eugène in 1880; l’Eglise Notre-Dame de La Dalbade, Toulouse, by Eugène in 1888; the Chapel of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart by Eugène first installed in Bordeaux in 1890 and then moved to Sydney, Australia in 1904; and la Cathédrale de Sainte-Cécile d’Albi by Jean-Baptiste in 1904. This research focuses on the Pugets’ technical innovations and the reception of the selected organs that they built. After these organs are profiled, Maurice, who is deserving of praise for his work as a technician and artist, is recognized for his numerous contributions to the family name. In the conclusion, I synthesize the Pugets’ achievements and commend their legacy.
dc.description.departmentMusic, Moores School of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/14563
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectOrgan
dc.subjectPuget
dc.subjectPuget family
dc.subjectFamille Puget
dc.subjectFrance
dc.subjectOrgue
dc.subjectSymphonic organ
dc.subjectRomantic organ
dc.title“The Great Toulousain Dynasty”: The History, Evolution, and Legacy of les Facteurs d’Orgues Théodore Puget, Père et Fils, 1838-1960
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeKathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
thesis.degree.departmentMusic, Moores School of
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Musical Arts

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
MITCHELL-DISSERTATION-2023.pdf
Size:
77.57 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
PROQUEST_LICENSE.txt
Size:
4.43 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description:
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
LICENSE.txt
Size:
1.81 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description: