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Saint-Léon 

92 bis, rue Saint-Denis, 75015 Paris

1888 - Merklin

1935 - Cavaillé-Coll-Pleyel

1948 - Isambart

1998/2012 - Dargassies

III/32 (25) - electrical traction - stoplist

photo: Pierre Marteau
This organ is the former choir organ of Merklin of the Sainte Clotilde Basilica. It was dismantled in 1935 and then installed and enlarged by the house Cavaillé-Coll for the Parisian living room of the Marquis de Froissart. He was a big shareholder and financial of the house Cavaillé- Coll. The Swell became Positif expressive and a great symphonic Swell was added. A new case of oak was made. A big three-keyboard-console replaced that of Merklin. In 1948, this organ was given to the parish Saint Léon in Paris XV. It was put together by Jules Isambart. The keyboard of grand-organ lost its expression. On this same keyboard, a new Salicional replaced the Clarinet, that was transferred to the Positif, replacing the Voix Humaine. This last stop was not reinstalled. Since then, Dargassies has restored this instrument. A new electro-pneumatic traction was installed and the transmissions as well as the stop traction were renewed. The composition has been preserved, only the Swell was reinforced and the foundation stops were made more ascending. (source: Bernard Dargassies, 2018)
The organs of Paris

Saint-Léon 

92 bis, rue Saint-Denis, 75015 Paris

1888 - Merklin

1935 - Cavaillé-Coll-Pleyel

1948 - Isambart

1998/2012 - Dargassies

III/32 (25) - electrical traction - stoplist

photo: Pierre Marteau
ORGUES DE PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt     HOME       S-Z
This organ is the former choir organ of Merklin of the Sainte Clotilde Basilica. It was dismantled in 1935 and then installed and enlarged by the house Cavaillé-Coll for the Parisian living room of the Marquis de Froissart. He was a big shareholder and financial of the house Cavaillé- Coll. The Swell became Positif expressive and a great symphonic Swell was added. A new case of oak was made. A big three-keyboard-console replaced that of Merklin. In 1948, this organ was given to the parish Saint Léon in Paris XV. It was put together by Jules Isambart. The keyboard of grand-organ lost its expression. On this same keyboard, a new Salicional replaced the Clarinet, that was transferred to the Positif, replacing the Voix Humaine. This last stop was not reinstalled. Since then, Dargassies has restored this instrument. A new electro-pneumatic traction was installed and the transmissions as well as the stop traction were renewed. The composition has been preserved, only the Swell was reinforced and the foundation stops were made more ascending. (source: Bernard Dargassies, 2018)