The current great organ of the Church of Saint Dominic of Paris, installed in the church in 1944, replaced an instrument of Cavaillé-Coll deemed too limited. It was built in 1904 for the salon of Count Christian de Bertier de Sauvigny by Merklin, which had been taken over by Gaston Gutschenritter, foreman and workshop manager trained by Joseph Merklin upon his retirement. This first destination gives an explanation to the sumptuous buffet, the details of which can be admired tribune. Enhanced by a ledge with balusters, the buffet offers fluted columns with Corinthian capitals that frame the façade pipes and on which rest carved wooden garlands. The central part of the buffet, in the hemicycle, comes to marry the organist's bench. It is said that this instrument was frequented by the biggest names of the French organ in the salons of the Count of Bertier (see photo): Louis Vierne, Charles- Marie Widor, André Marchal, André Fleury, Maurice Duruflé ... After the death of the Count of Bertier and his wife, the heirs generously ceded this magnificent instrument to the parish of Saint Dominic. The organ whose buffet had been slightly reduced (see photos) was then installed on the South tribune by Jules Isambart, organ builder, and Jean Perroux, harmonist, both former workers of Cavaillé-Coll. The instrument was inaugurated on October 20, 1945 with the help of Marcel Dupré. In 1962, it underwent a major restoration by the Society of Former Gaston Gutschenritter Establishments. During this restoration the organ, then pneumatic, was electrified and enlarged by slightly retouching its composition. On this occasion, the keyboard block was replaced as well as the stop draughts by plastic tabs which are unfortunately not of the best taste given the quality of the buffet. In 2003, the instrument was restored again by Marc Hedelin. The instrument currently has 36 stops (including 32 real stops) spread over 3 56-note keyboards and a 32-note pedal. The transmission is electric, it is equipped with two expressive boxes (Swell and Positive ). Text : Thierry Correard
The organs of Paris
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Saint Dominique

16, rue de la Tombe-Issoire, 75014 Paris

1905 - Merklin/Gutschenritter

1944 - Jules Isambart & Jean Perroux

1962 - Gutschenritter

2003 - Marc Hedelin

2020 - Bernard Dargassies*

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The Church of Saint-Dominique is quite recent in construction since it was completed in 1921. It is the work of the architect Georges Gaudibert, who was inspired by the Romano-Byzantine style. One of its peculiarities is its East eardrum on the outside for which the sculptor André Bourroux placed in 1946 a high relief representing Saint-Dominique in the guise of ... actor and director Louis Jouvet who posed for the artist.
Organiste titulaire Julien Lucquiaud Concerts -

Masses woth organ

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Restoration works of Dargassies, 2020: Removal of all the dust, and re-harmonization to restore its symphonic character while improving/modifying the additions of the 1960s. The unusable stops of 1962 will be removed. The console will be modernized, receive a reliable electronic transmission system and a combinator. Source: Julien Lucquiaud, organiste titulaire (on facebook)
The organs of Paris

Saint Dominique

16, rue de la Tombe-Issoire, 75014 Paris

1905 - Merklin/Gutschenritter

1944 - Jules Isambart & Jean Perroux

1962 - Gutschenritter

2003 - Marc Hedelin

2020 - Bernard Dargassies*

III/36 (32) - electrical traction -

stoplist

Vidéo
ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
Restoration works of Dargassies, 2020: Removal of all the dust, and re-harmonization to restore its symphonic character while improving/modifying the additions of the 1960s. The unusable stops of 1962 will be removed. The console will be modernized, receive a reliable electronic transmission system and a combinator. Source: Julien Lucquiaud, organiste titulaire (on facebook)
The current great organ of the Church of Saint Dominic of Paris, installed in the church in 1944, replaced an instrument of Cavaillé-Coll deemed too limited. It was built in 1904 for the salon of Count Christian de Bertier de Sauvigny by Merklin, which had been taken over by Gaston Gutschenritter, foreman and workshop manager trained by Joseph Merklin upon his retirement. This first destination gives an explanation to the sumptuous buffet, the details of which can be admired tribune. Enhanced by a ledge with balusters, the buffet offers fluted columns with Corinthian capitals that frame the façade pipes and on which rest carved wooden garlands. The central part of the buffet, in the hemicycle, comes to marry the organist's bench. It is said that this instrument was frequented by the biggest names of the French organ in the salons of the Count of Bertier (see photo): Louis Vierne, Charles-Marie Widor, André Marchal, André Fleury, Maurice Duruflé ... After the death of the Count of Bertier and his wife, the heirs generously ceded this magnificent instrument to the parish of Saint Dominic. The organ whose buffet had been slightly reduced (see photos) was then installed on the South tribune by Jules Isambart, organ builder, and Jean Perroux, harmonist, both former workers of Cavaillé-Coll. The instrument was inaugurated on October 20, 1945 with the help of Marcel Dupré. In 1962, it underwent a major restoration by the Society of Former Gaston Gutschenritter Establishments. During this restoration the organ, then pneumatic, was electrified and enlarged by slightly retouching its composition. On this occasion, the keyboard block was replaced as well as the stop draughts by plastic tabs which are unfortunately not of the best taste given the quality of the buffet. In 2003, the instrument was restored again by Marc Hedelin. The instrument currently has 36 stops (including 32 real stops) spread over 3 56-note keyboards and a 32-note pedal. The transmission is electric, it is equipped with two expressive boxes (Swell and Positive ). Text : Thierry Correard
Organiste titulaire Julien Lucquiaud Concerts -

Masses woth organ

Saturday 6:30, Sunday 9, 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM Videos -