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Saint Médard

141, rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris

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This church was rebuilt in the second half of the 15th century in flamboyant gothic style at the place of a former church of the 11 th century. It was modified several times until the 18th century, and has thus a rather heterogenic appearance. Situated at the end of the medieval and pittoresk Rue Mouffetard, this church is one of the typical 'countryside' churches of Paris (as is St. Germain de Charonne).
C2 This organ has a case sculpted around 1645 by Germain Pilon, which initially housed an instrumental part placed in 1648 by Jean et François de Héman. The organ has 27 stops spread over 3 manuals and a pedalboard. The case has been remodelled several times over the ages, in particular by the addition of concave wings around its central part. It successively housed a Cliquot organ (in the 18th century) and then a Stoltz organ (in the 19th century). Between 1648 and 1764, the organ was regularly enlarged with the installation of Pleins Jeux, a tierce in the GO and the Positif. In the first half of the eighteenth century, a half Récit was added with a Cornet Vrgs and an 8' Trumpet. 1767 François-Henri Clicquot completely rebuilt the old instrument, of which he kept only the case and the wooden pipes. Two large concave wings were added on either side of the large body of the case. The new organ consists of 33 stops spread over 4 manuals and a pedalboard. 1778 Refurbishment of the wind tunnel by Adrien Lépine. 1829/1855 Overhauls by Pierre François Dallery and Thibaut. 1880 The instrumental part is once again completely redone by the Stoltz brothers. The console was then turned upside down in front of the nave and installed in the case of the back positive, emptied of its pipes. Installation of a Barker machine in the GO. The console has three manual manuals: large organ, 10 stops; positive, 10 stops; Récit expressive , 8 stops, and a 4-stop pedalboard. Only five old stops have been preserved. The 4' Montre on the façade of the Positif dates from the brothers Jean and François de Héman (1645-1650), now silent. 1934 Gutschenritter carried out a restoration of the organ. On this occasion, the Clairon 4' of the Positif was replaced by a Nazard 2 2/3'. 1978 Gutschenritter-Masset carries out a thorough cleaning of the instrument. Reinstatement of the 4' Clairon of the Positif and installation of a 4' Clairon in the GO. 1990/2001 Overhaul of the instrument by Bernard Dargassies. Restoration of the Barker machine. Another overhaul was performed in 2001.
1648 - Jean et François De Héman (1) 1767 - François-Henri Clicquot (3a) 1778 - Adrien Lepine (6) 1829 - Pierre-François Dallery (6) 1855 - Thibaut (6) 1880 - Stolz (3) 1934 - Gutschenritter (6) 1978 - Gutschenritter-Masset (6) 1990 - Dargassies (6) 2001 - Dargassies (6)

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Organiste titulaire Jean Galard Concerts Seldom Masses with organ Saturday 6.30 PM Sunday 11 AM Vidéos Jean Galard Photo: Jeroen de Haan
The organs of Paris

Saint Médard

141, rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris

Orgue de tribune OdC >

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C2 This organ has a case sculpted around 1645 by Germain Pilon, which initially housed an instrumental part placed in 1648 by Jean et François de Héman. The organ has 27 stops spread over 3 manuals and a pedalboard. The case has been remodelled several times over the ages, in particular by the addition of concave wings around its central part. It successively housed a Cliquot organ (in the 18th century) and then a Stoltz organ (in the 19th century). Between 1648 and 1764, the organ was regularly enlarged with the installation of Pleins Jeux, a tierce in the GO and the Positif. In the first half of the eighteenth century, a half Récit was added with a Cornet Vrgs and an 8' Trumpet. 1767 François-Henri Clicquot completely rebuilt the old instrument, of which he kept only the case and the wooden pipes. Two large concave wings were added on either side of the large body of the case. The new organ consists of 33 stops spread over 4 manuals and a pedalboard. 1778 Refurbishment of the wind tunnel by Adrien Lépine. 1829/1855 Overhauls by Pierre François Dallery and Thibaut. 1880 The instrumental part is once again completely redone by the Stoltz brothers. The console was then turned upside down in front of the nave and installed in the case of the back positive, emptied of its pipes. Installation of a Barker machine in the GO. The console has three manual manuals: large organ, 10 stops; positive, 10 stops; Récit expressive , 8 stops, and a 4- stop pedalboard. Only five old stops have been preserved. The 4' Montre on the façade of the Positif dates from the brothers Jean and François de Héman (1645-1650), now silent. 1934 Gutschenritter carried out a restoration of the organ. On this occasion, the Clairon 4' of the Positif was replaced by a Nazard 2 2/3'. 1978 Gutschenritter-Masset carries out a thorough cleaning of the instrument. Reinstatement of the 4' Clairon of the Positif and installation of a 4' Clairon in the GO. 1990/2001 Overhaul of the instrument by Bernard Dargassies. Restoration of the Barker machine. Another overhaul was performed in 2001.
1648 - Jean et François De Héman (1) 1767 - François-Henri Clicquot (3a) 1778 - Adrien Lepine (6) 1829 - Pierre-François Dallery (6) 1855 - Thibaut (6) 1880 - Stolz (3) 1934 - Gutschenritter (6) 1978 - Gutschenritter-Masset (6) 1990 - Dargassies (6) 2001 - Dargassies (6)

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Organiste titulaire Jean Galard Concerts Seldom Masses with organ Saturday 6.30 PM Sunday 11 AM Vidéos Jean Galard Photo: Jeroen de Haan