ORGANS OF PARIS © 2020 Vincent Hildebrandt HOME D-R
Photo: Jeroen de Haan
The organcase dates to 1770-1780 and is of unknown
origin. It was either the positif of a 16 foot organ, or the
case of a small organ of 8 foot. The instrumental part is
built by Cavaillé-Coll in the end of the XIXth century.
In 1970 Gonzalez changed the composition and
reharmonized and electrified it.
The organ has been restored in 2018 by Bernard
Total restoration of the Cavaillé-Coll wind chests
Replacement of the transmission by a new multiplex,
which allowed the addition of ‘octaves graves’ and
Restoration of the Herman machines of the keyboard
Repair of the console with replacement of the pulls of
the stops and installation of a Setter mechanism
Replacement of the Flûte 4 and Quarte 2 by a Flûte
Octaviante 4 and a Octavin 2, adaptation of the
Cromorne, the Plein Jeu of Gonzalez, the Doublette,
derivation of the Bourdon 16 of the Pedal to the GO,
extension into a Bourdon 32 (Quinte 10 2/3).
A reconstruction of the Swell of Cavaillé-Coll (Gambe 8,
Voix Céleste 8, Cor de Nuit 8, Flûte Octaviante 4, Basson-
Hautbois 8, Trompette 8, Clairon 4.) was discussed, but the
sister-organist preferred to keep a composition allowing
more variety of stops.
Many thanks to Mr Bernard Dargassies for this information.
Masses with organ
Saturday 7 PM, Sunday 11 PM