ORGANS OF PARIS © 2023 Vincent Hildebrandt ALL ORGANS
The organcase dates to 1770-1780 and is of unknown ori
gin. It was either the positif of a 16 foot organ, or the case of
a small organ of 8 foot. The instrumental part was built by
Cavaillé-Coll in the end of the XIXth century.
In 1970 Gonzalez changed the stoplist and reharmonized
and electrified it.
The organ was restored in 2018 by Bernard Dargassies:
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 stoplist allowing more variety of
Many thanks to Mr Bernard Dargassies for this information.
Masses with organ
Saturday 7 PM, Sunday 11 PM
Photo du buffet Jeroen de Haan
Photo de la console : Victor Weller
End of XIXe - Cavaille-Coll (1)
1970 - Gonzalez (3a)
1981 - Sebire/Glandaz (3b)
2018 - Dargassies (3a)
II/17 (15) - electrical traction -