The organs of Paris
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Eglise de l'Immaculée-

conception

34, rue du Rendez-Vous, 75012 Paris

1881 - Abbey

1965 - Müller

1980 - Benoit et Sarelot

II/31 (32) - mechanical traction - stoplist

Organiste titulaire

Vladimir Saakian Famous organist in the past: Auguste Schirlé (Erstein 1895-Paris ,1971)

Concerts

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Masses with organ

Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 10, 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM Videos -
The first instrument of twenty stops on 2 keyboards with pedal borrowed from the Grand-Orgue was installed by Eugene and John Abbey (factors of English origin) in 1881. There is almost no archive left on this original instrument. Having become in very poor condition, it was completely transformed and restored in 1964 by Muller. Part of its piping was modified to make its composition richer and the pedal was equipped with 5 independent stops (funds of 16, 8, 8, 4 and a Basson 16). Nearly fifteen years later, the instrument showed worrying signs of degradation. Faced with the poor condition of the wind chests and the transmission system, the decision was taken to rebuild and enlarge the organ in a classical style as already initiated during its transformation in 1964, thanks to a large financial contribution from the city of Paris, although this organ is not classified. The reconstructed instrument is equipped with 4 sound planes with the addition of a positive in a new buffet in harmony with the main buffet, a new console, a new wind tunnel and a fully mechanical traction. The old piping was reused after adaptation and re-harmonization. The work was entrusted to Benoist and Sarélot who delivered the new instrument at the end of 1980. It was inaugurated on February 1, 1981 by Monique Rabeau, its titulaire at the time. The current instrument is therefore of classical aesthetics, it features 31 real stops spread over a Grand- Orgue of 56 notes, a Positive of 56 notes, an Echo of 39 notes and a Pedal of 30 notes. Although extensively transformed and modified since its creation , this organ has been intelligently redesigned, taking care to preserve and reuse the original acoustic material, giving this instrument a beautiful sound palette. Text: Thierry Correard Photos: Vladimir Saakian and Thierry Correard
It is a chapel dedicated to Saint Henry that once allowed Catholics in the area to attend services. In 1874, as the population had become too large, the Archbishopiscopal Council decided to create a new parish in the Picpus-Bel Air district. The land was acquired by a benefactor of the parish who also financed the construction. The building, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, was completed in 1875 on the plans of the architect Édouard Delebarre de Bay. The style of the church is Romanesque in inspiration. The choir is embellished by beautiful paintings by the artist Victor-Casimir Zier, whose other works can also be seen in Saint Roch and Saint Louis des Invalides. Beautiful stained glass windows, including a series of saints, adorn the nave and choir. Finally, and on the right side, one can admire a magnificent chair of neo-Gothic style presenting Christ teaching, with to his right King David and to his left Moses.
Organs of Paris

Eglise de

l'Immaculée-

conception

34, rue du Rendez-Vous, 75012 Paris

1881 - Abbey

1965 - Müller

1980 - Benoit et Sarelot

II/31 (32) - mechanical traction - stoplist

ORGANS OF PARIS © 2020 Vincent Hildebrandt HOME D-R
The first instrument of twenty stops on 2 keyboards with pedal borrowed from the Grand-Orgue was installed by Eugene and John Abbey (factors of English origin) in 1881. There is almost no archive left on this original instrument. Having become in very poor condition, it was completely transformed and restored in 1964 by Muller. Part of its piping was modified to make its composition richer and the pedal was equipped with 5 independent stops (funds of 16, 8, 8, 4 and a Basson 16). Nearly fifteen years later, the instrument showed worrying signs of degradation. Faced with the poor condition of the wind chests and the transmission system, the decision was taken to rebuild and enlarge the organ in a classical style as already initiated during its transformation in 1964, thanks to a large financial contribution from the city of Paris, although this organ is not classified. The reconstructed instrument is equipped with 4 sound planes with the addition of a positive in a new buffet in harmony with the main buffet, a new console, a new wind tunnel and a fully mechanical traction. The old piping was reused after adaptation and re-harmonization. The work was entrusted to Benoist and Sarélot who delivered the new instrument at the end of 1980. It was inaugurated on February 1, 1981 by Monique Rabeau, its titulaire at the time. The current instrument is therefore of classical aesthetics, it features 31 real stops spread over a Grand-Orgue of 56 notes, a Positive of 56 notes, an Echo of 39 notes and a Pedal of 30 notes. Although extensively transformed and modified since its creation , this organ has been intelligently redesigned, taking care to preserve and reuse the original acoustic material, giving this instrument a beautiful sound palette. Text: Thierry Correard Photos: Vladimir Saakian and Thierry Correard

Organiste titulaire

Vladimir Saakian Famous organist in the past: Auguste Schirlé (Erstein 1895-Paris ,1971)

Concerts

-

Masses with organ

Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 10, 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM Videos -