de Paris 1 - 2
6 Parvis Notre-Dame , 75004 Paris
Orgue de choeur
1869 - Merklin (buffet)
1968 - Boisseau
1970/1978/1989 - Jean-Loup Boisseau
2005 - Philippe Guyonnet & Bertrand
There is third organ, a portable instrument for
continuo to accompany the Notre-Dame de Paris choir
school’s ensembles and soloists (I/5).
The current choir organ is an instrument of Robert
Boisseau in the old buffet constructed in 1863 and
designed by Viollet-le-Duc, who was responsible for the
comprehensive restoration of the cathedral at that time.
Due to poor maintenance and unsuccesful restorations,
the original instrument of Merklin was considered to be in
such a poor condition that it could not be saved. Robert
Boisseau built a new instrument of 28 stops (later 2
additional stops were added). In 1989, the Chalumeau of
the pedal was replace by a Clairon. In 2005, the organ was
cleaned by Philippe Guyonnet and tuned by Bertrand
Cattiaux. In 2010, further works were carried out by
Bertrand Cattiaux and a new console was installed.
This organ is built in a French-classical style.
Yves Castagnet & Johann Vexo
Masses with choir-organ
Masses in weekend with the choir organ:
During the main masses, the choir organ accompanies the
choir and all musical liturgical parts. The great organ plays
the entrée, the offertoire, the communion and the sortie (and
some songs or responses for all). On sundays, the great organ
plays also during the evening prayer at 5.45 PM.
Saturday 5.45 PM (vespers, choir-organ), 6.30 PM
Sunday 8.30 AM (choir-organ), 9.30 AM (laude,
choir-organ), 10.00, 11.30, 12.45 AM, 6.30 PM;
Masses on weekdays with the choir organ:
5.45 PM vespers and 6.15 PM mass
Johan Vexo (Bach)
Johann Vexo (Couperin)
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