du Mont 1 - 2
Place Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris
Orgue de tribune
1636 - Pescheur
1656 - Jean de Héman/Pierre Désenclos
1679 - J. Carouge
1717 - J. Tribuot
1766/77 - Somer/Clicquot
1863/73 - Cavaillé-Coll
1911 - Puget
1928 - Koenig
1956 - Beuchet-Debierre
1975 - Gonzalez
1992/2012 - Dargassies
ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
Photo: Jeroen de Haan
The organcase of Saint Etienne du Mont dates from 1633
and was built by Jean Buron. It is a real masterpiece and
perhaps the most beautiful organ case in Paris and the
oldest case which is preserved completely.
Pierre le Pescheur finished the instrument itself in 1636. The
organ was badly damaged in a fire in 1760. Francois-Henri
Clicquot rebuilt the organ in 1777, completing the works of
Nicolas Somer, who died in 1771. Aristide Cavaillé-Coll
revised the organ again in 1863. The third revision was
carried out by Beuchet-Debierre in 1956. He placed the
pedal windchests outside the organ and the windchest of
the récit beneath the organ, replaced the old console by
additional stops of the positif, brought up the stop list to 83
(of which 56 are placed inside the organ case), electrified the
traction and placed a new console in the north transept
gallery. In 1975, Gonzalez revoiced the instrument
39 stops are still from before the revolution, but they are
severly altered (only 7 stops are still located on their orignal
place); 6 stops are of Cavaillé-Coll.
Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier on the organ of Saint-
Etienne du Mont, recorded in 1961.
Marie-Madeleine Duruflé Chevalier à l'orgue de l'église Saint-
Etienne du Mont à Paris. enregistré en 1991.
Thierry Escaisch & Vincent Warnier
Famous organists in the past: Guillaume Lasceux
(1774-1819), Maurice Duruflé (1929-1986).
Masses with organ
Saturday 6.45 p.m. Sunday 11.00 a.m., 6.45 p.m.