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Notre Dame

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

Cattiaux

II/30 - mechanical traction (keyboards)/

electrical traction (stops) - stoplist

There is third organ, a portable instrument for continuo to accompany the Notre-Dame de Paris choir school’s ensembles and soloists (I/5).

Organiste titulaire

Yves Castagnet & Johann Vexo

Concerts

Never

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 Videos Johan Vexo (Bach) Johann Vexo (Couperin)
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. 
Organs of Paris

Notre Dame

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

Cattiaux

II/30 - mechanical traction (keyboards)/

electrical traction (stops) - stoplist

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.

Organiste titulaire

Yves Castagnet & Johann Vexo

Concerts

Never

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 Videos Johan Vexo (Bach) Johann Vexo (Couperin)
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