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Saint Nicolas

des Champs 1 - 2

254, rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris Orgue de tribune

1572 - Jacques Pigache

1632 - Paul Maillard, Crespin Carlier

1666 - Pierre Thierry, François Ducastel

1688 - Antoine Vincent

1732 - L.A. Clicquot

1776 - F.H. Clicquot

1825 - Dallery

1854 - Ducroquet

1930 - Gonzalez

2008 - Denis Lacorre

V/58 - mechanical traction - stoplist

Photo GO: Jeroen de Haan The organ was built by Francois-Henri Clicquot, using the case of the Great-Organ of Carlier built in 1633 (using parts from 1572) and extending it laterally to house the pedal and the positif. Saint Nicolas is residing on the centre turret of the GO surrounded by angels-musicians. The organ survived the Revolution. In 1825, Pierre François Dallery replaced both 2’ by a second Flûte 8, added a Flûte 8 on the Récit and suppressed the Plein Jeu. In 1854, Ducroquet built a new wind-chest to accommodate six new stops for the pedal. In 1871, Merklin renewed the keyboards and the wind supply. A great restoration by Victor Gonzalez was completed in 1930. He added a Récit and pneumatic stop traction, but carefully respected all the ancient stops. He also reconstructed the Clicqout Plein Jeu, prestant and doublette of the GO. In 2008, provisional maintenance works were carried out  by Denis Lacorre which made the organ playable again. Nowadays, the organ is in a bad condition and the Récit of Gonzalez is not playable at all. All wind-chests date from before the revolution (F.H. Clicquot, récit: L.A. Clicquot). 40 out of the 58 stops are old. Mechanical transmission with Barker at the GO. This organ is probably the most authentic of all organs from before the revolution in Paris. Its pipework is in a relatively good condition, not cut and on its orginal place on the windchest. It´s worth a thorough restauration! Site of the organ
Organiste titulaire Vincent Genvrin & François Ménissier Famous organists in the past: Nicolas Gigault, Louis Braille and Michel Chapuis. Concerts  Seldomly

Masses with organ

Saturday 6.30 PM Sunday 11 AM Vidéo Coming soon Other organs in Paris in French-classical style
The Church of Saint Nicolas des Champs was part of the former Abbey of Saint Martin des Champs. It was built after 1420 and enlarged in 1541. The church in its present form was built in 1615. The tower and parts of the nave still dates from the 15th century, the top portion of the tower dates from the 17th. Restauration in the 19th century. It is the only church in Paris which still has its retable: a work of the master Simon Vouet created in 1629.
The organs of Paris

Saint Nicolas

des Champs 1 - 2

254, rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris Orgue de tribune

1572 - Jacques Pigache

1632 - Paul Maillard, Crespin Carlier

1666 - Pierre Thierry, François Ducastel

1688 - Antoine Vincent

1732 - L.A. Clicquot

1776 - F.H. Clicquot

1825 - Dallery

1854 - Ducroquet

1930 - Gonzalez

2008 - Denis Lacorre

V/58 - mechanical traction - stoplist

Photo GO: Jeroen de Haan The Church of Saint Nicolas des Champs was part of the former Abbey of Saint Martin des Champs. It was built after 1420 and enlarged in 1541. The church in its present form was built in 1615. The tower and parts of the nave still dates from the 15th century, the top portion of the tower dates from the 17th. Restauration in the 19th century. It is the only church in Paris which still has its retable: a work of the master Simon Vouet created in 1629. The organ was built by Francois-Henri Clicquot, using the case of the Great-Organ of Carlier built in 1633 (using parts from 1572) and extending it laterally. Saint Nicolas is residing on the centre turret of the GO surrounded by angels-musicians. In 1930 a récit expresif was added. In 2008, some maintenance works were carried out which made the organ playable again. All wind-chests date from before the revolution (F.H. Clicquot, récit: L.A. Clicquot). 40 out of the 58 stops are old. Mechanical transmission with Barker at the GO. This organ is probably the most authentic of all organs from before the revolution in Paris. Its pipework is in a relatively good condition, not cut and on its orginal place on the windchest. It´s worth a thorough restauration! Site of the organ Organiste titulaire: Vincent Genvrin & François Ménissier Famous organists in the past: Nicolas Gigault, Louis Braille and Michel Chapuis. Concerts  Seldomly

Masses with organ

Saturday 6.30 PM Sunday 11 AM Vidéo Coming soon Other organs in Paris in French-classical style
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