Founded by instrumental and mechanical genius, Albert Bergerault in 1932, the Bergerault Company has continued in France for three generations, each training the next.
Expertise cannot be taught, it must be learned by experience. From the selection of rosewood for optimum physical properties for sound production; to tuning, bar dimensions, and style; Bergerault has painstakingly explored and found the techniques needed to construct great instruments. These techniques are present in their world-renowned mallet percussion instruments as well as Peripole-Bergerault® Orff instruments.
From the chromed steel bars on our glockenspiels (other brands are either raw steel, nickel-plated, or aluminum) to the individually pitched-resonator tubes and intrinsic stands of our Chromatic Orff Instruments, to the superior rosewood quality and larger dimensions selected for our products, Peripole-Bergerault® Orff instruments have multiple features not found in other brands of Orff instruments. These features are detailed in the Specification sections of each instrument.
Peripole, Inc. is the exclusive North American source of Peripole-Bergerault® Orff Instruments. We provide service, parts, and expert consultation regarding our instruments which are backed by our Triple Guarantee!
Gilles Fergeau modernized the design and manufacturing of Bergerault® products and is responsible for many of Bergerault's most notable product innovations.
Albert Bergerault with one of his early multiple instrument inventions.
Mathieu Fergeau receiving the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" or "Company of Living Heritage" award from the French Government.
Colette Fergeau nee Bergerault is shown receiving the French Legion of Honor Chevalier Medal from the Government of France for her work with Bergerault.
Carefully selected rosewood lies in storage, awaiting further conditioning.
Peripole-Bergerault’s rosewood is aged a minimum of six years at our factory prior to use,
then conditioned hermetically to further gradually diminish moisture content.