Bedos de Celles, Dom François

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Bedos de Celles, Dom François

Bedos de Celles, Dom François, French organ theorist; b. Caux, near Béziers, Jan. 24, 1709; d. Saint-Denis, Nov. 25, 1779. He became a Benedictine monk at Toulouse in 1726. He wrote an important treatise, L’Artdu facteur d’orgues (three vols., Paris, 1766–78); a fourth vol., containing historical notes on the organ, appeared in German (1793); a modern ed. was publ. in Kassel (1934–36; Eng. tr., 1977).

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