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Uploaded by: FredM (05/03/18)
Composer: Adrianus Giessen
Sample Producer: Voxus Virtual Organs
Sample Set: Stahlhuth/Jann - Dudelange
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
This little piece of music is composed by a Dutch composer. Adrianus Giesen was born on 12 June 1843 in the Brabant Wanroij. His father and mother are Jacobus Giesen (1808-1870) and the musical Maria van der Sanden (1819-1897). In his youth he had lessons from his uncle Hendrikus van der Sanden (1823-1884). He was appointed as organist / sealer and later as head of the school in Wanroij. In addition, Adrianus received lessons from Brother Gregorius van Dijk O. Carm. (1816-1894) a famous organist and organ expert from Boxmeer. His talent as an organist was known. In his youth he walked to the church in Rijkevoort and back to play the organ there. With his equally musical brother Bertus Giesen he was a member of the male choir 'de Liedertafel'.
As a 25-year-old (1868) Janus Giesen went as an organist and certainly not as a pupil / student to the small seminar Kuilenborg (Culemborg).
In 1874 Giesen left Culem-borg and studied for a year in Germany.
In 1875 Giesen settled in The Hague and was appointed director and organist at the Jesuit church Teresia of Avilla at the Westeinde in The Hague.
In 1880 he married Theresia Boelen (1851-1921). They had five children, including Ignace (J.M.H. Giesen 1885-), who became organ builder and instrument maker in Goes, in addition to master servant of Van den Bijlaardt (Dordrecht).
In The Hague, Adrianus Giesen played the still existing (but in decline) Loret organ. André Beijersbergen van Henegouwen (1873-1949) belonged to his pupils who succeeded him after his death in 1916.

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Recorded in: Stereo
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