2-4 Rue du Commandant Lamy, 75011 Paris
18xx - Cavaillé-Coll ou Abbey
1946 - Victor Gonzalez
1998 - Adrien Maciet/Marc Hédelin
2005 - Dargassies
II/24 (20) -
Grand-orgue (56 notes)
Montre 8 - Bourdon 8 - Prestant 4 - Doublette 2
Plein Jeu IV - Trompette 8 - Cromorne 8
Récit expressif (56 notes)
Flûte à fuseau 8 - Salicional 8 -Voix céleste 8 -
Flûte 4 - Nasard 2 2/3 - Quarte 2 - Tierce 1 3/5 -
Cymbale III - Hautbois 8 - Trompette 8 - Clairon 4
Pédale (30 notes)
Soubasse 16 - Bourdon 8 - Flûte 4 -
Bombarde 16 - Trompette 8 - Clairon 4 (from GO)
ORGANS OF PARIS © 2020 Vincent Hildebrandt HOME D-R
According to the archives, this organ is an old cinema organ
(there were still some in Paris at that time!) built by John
Abbey. Transformed and expanded by Victor Gonzalez for
the former little church of Our Lady of Hope in 1946, the
instrument was inaugurated by André Marchal, great
promoter of the neo-classical bill of Victor Gonzalez. This
organ is composed of about twenty real stops, spread over 2
keyboards and pedals with electric traction mounted on a
separate console. There is no case and its façade is
composed of 15 tin pipes arranged in mitre and framed by 2
groups of 3 wooden pipes. The base is plywood.
Before the destruction of the old church, the organ was
dismantled and in 1998 reassembled by Marc Hédelin in the
choir of the new church. He made several important
modifications while respecting the initial composition of the
instrument and rebuilt the console.
Later, the instrument was fully restored by Bernard
Dargassies. Its piping is embedded in an alcove of the choir,
masked by stretched canvases of the same tone as the walls.
Only 2 platforms of tin pipes that make up the bass of the
Montre and frame 3 wooden pipes are the visible part of the
instrument (see photos). The console is deported to a side
stand along the nave allowing, from the keyboards, a
plunging view of the choir, which is a very comfortable
situation for the accompanying organist.
With its duplication and extensions, notably on the pedal
(funds 16', 8' and 4', reeds 16', 8' and 4'), this organ of 24
stops on the console offers a beautiful sound palette and
represents a fine example of the neo-classical organ.
Text and photos: Thierry Correard.
Masses with organ
Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.