The organs of Paris
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Notre-Dame d'Espérance

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) -

transmissions électriques

Composition

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 Tremblant Pédale (30 notes) Soubasse 16 - Bourdon 8 - Flûte 4 - Bombarde 16 - Trompette 8 - Clairon 4 (from GO)
This church is located in the heart of the Faubourg Saint Antoine. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were many craftsmen, including carpenters and cabinetmakers. Aware of the lack of evangelization, Father Anizan created the Sons of Charity to fill this spiritual void. In 1928, he had a concrete chapel built, unfortunately not solid. So, it was destroyed in 1994 and replaced by the current building. Notre-Dame d'Espérance is a contemporary church, mixing concrete and glass for the walls, metal and wood for the interior. Dedicated in 1997, it is the work of architect Bruno Legrand. Its most original point is the large glass wall in front. Excerpts from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are engraved in "boustrophédon" mode: only one line out of two is readable; you have to go to the other side of the glass to read the rest. The architect incorporated some works of art from the old church.

Organiste titulaire

Vincent Guyot

Concerts

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Masses with organ

Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. Vidéo -
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.
Organs of Paris

Notre-Dame

d'Espérance

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) -

transmissions électriques

Composition

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 Tremblant 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.

Organiste titulaire

Vincent Guyot

Concerts

-

Masses with organ

Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. Vidéo -