The organs of Paris
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Notre Dame

des Champs

91, boulevard Montparnasse, 75006 Paris

1877 - Cavaillé-Coll

1973 - Schwenkedel

2004 - Fossaert

II/34

mechanical traction (with Barker machine ) of the notes mechanical traction of the stops (GO), electrical traction of the stops (Pedal and Swell).

Stoplist

photo GO: Jeroen de Haan

Organiste titulaire

Yannick Merlin & Philippe Ourselin Famous organists in the past: René Vierne, Jean-Pierre Leguay

Concerts

Irregularly

Masses with organ

Saturday 6.30p.m., Sunday 11p.m., 5.30p.m., 7.30p.m. Videos Yannick Merlin Olivier ALAIN – Suite pour Rameau pour trompette et orgue (1964) François Frémeau (trompette), Yannick Merlin (orgue) Ouverture - Sarabande - Loure vive - Contredanse - Air italien - Rigaudon - Menuet grave - Tambourins Philippe Ourselin - J. Brahms Praelidum und fuge in A
The organ of Notre-Dame-des-Champs was built by Cavaillé-Coll in 1877. It originally consisted of 26 stops. In 1947, Daniellot & Salmon carried out maintenance works. On this occasion, the organ was set back by 1.80 m. The inaugural concert was given by Marcel Dupré on January 25, 1948. In 1973, Schwenkedel altered the in strument, replacing the Plein Jeu progressif of the GO by a Fourniture V and Cymbale IV and adding a Plein Jeu IV on the récit. He added a Doublette, Flûte à fuseau, Sesquialtera and a Tierce on the récit (out of the old Plein Jeu) and on the récit he replaced the Flûte traversière by a Bourdon 8, the Flûte octaviante 4 by a Principal italien 4 et the old Octavin by a Flûte 2. . The pedal was enlarged with the addition of a new wind chest of 8 stops, with 4 new stops added. The organ was re-harmonized by Laurent Steinmetz. The instrument was inaugurated on February 7, 1973 by Gaston Litaize and Jean Pierre Leguay.
The origin of the place of Notre-Dame-des-Champs dates back to the early days of Christianity, the temple was dedicated to the Virgin and took the name of Our Lady of the Vignes. King Robert the Pious (972-1031) decided to rebuild the building and entrust it to Benedictine monks from the Alsatian abbey of Marmoutier. In the 18th century, the abbey enjoyed a prodigious influence. Bossuet preached there. Mademoiselle de la Vallière withdrew there. Madame Acarie (beatified in 1791) assisted Cardinal de Bérulle in his Carmelitan reform. During the Revolution, the convent was closed, the church destroyed. In 1858, the parish was created. In 1867, the architect Paul-René-Léon Ginain (1825-1898) began the construction of the present church, freely inspired by the Romanesque style. It was completed in 1876. Charles Mutin was a parishioner of this church located not far from the former Cavaillé-Coll workshops.
Photos: Victor Weller
Organs of Paris

Notre Dame

des Champs

91, boulevard Montparnasse, 75006 Paris

1877 - Cavaillé-Coll

1973 - Schwenkedel

2004 - Fossaert

II/34

mechanical traction (with Barker machine ) of the notes mechanical traction of the stops (GO), electrical traction of the stops (Pedal and Swell).

Stoplist

photo GO: Jeroen de Haan
ORGANS OF PARIS © 2020 Vincent Hildebrandt HOME D-R
The organ of Notre-Dame-des-Champs was built by Cavaillé- Coll in 1877. It originally consisted of 26 stops. In 1947, Daniellot & Salmon carried out maintenance works. On this occasion, the organ was set back by 1.80 m. The inaugural concert was given by Marcel Dupré on January 25, 1948. In 1973, Schwenkedel altered the in strument, replacing the Plein Jeu progressif of the GO by a Fourniture V and Cymbale IV and adding a Plein Jeu IV on the récit. He added a Doublette, Flûte à fuseau, Sesquialtera and a Tierce on the récit (out of the old Plein Jeu) and on the récit he replaced the Flûte traversière by a Bourdon 8, the Flûte octaviante 4 by a Principal italien 4 et the old Octavin by a Flûte 2. . The pedal was enlarged with the addition of a new wind chest of 8 stops, with 4 new stops added. The organ was re-harmonized by Laurent Steinmetz. The instrument was inaugurated on February 7, 1973 by Gaston Litaize and Jean Pierre Leguay.

Organiste titulaire

Yannick Merlin & Philippe Ourselin Famous organists in the past: René Vierne, Jean-Pierre Leguay

Concerts

Irregularly

Masses with organ

Saturday 6.30p.m., Sunday 11p.m., 5.30p.m., 7.30p.m. Videos Yannick Merlin Olivier ALAIN – Suite pour Rameau pour trompette et orgue (1964) François Frémeau (trompette), Yannick Merlin (orgue) Ouverture - Sarabande - Loure vive - Contredanse - Air italien - Rigaudon - Menuet grave - Tambourins Philippe Ourselin - J. Brahms Praelidum und fuge in A