ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
Photo organ case: Jeroen de Haan
Other photos : Victor Weller
The organcase was made by François-Charles Butteaux in
1769 and the instrument by François-Henri Clicquot. In
1795 it was moved to the Panthéon. Seven years later it
returned again to Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, reinstalled by
Pierre-Francois Dallery. In 1861, Cavaillé-Coll rebuilt the
organ, removing the positif and almost all stops of Clicquot
(only the Grand Cornet, Cromorne and (?) the Solo-Nazard
survived). In 1971 Kurt Schwenkedel completed a
reconstruction of the old instrument in a French-German
neo-classical style, with restitution of the positif. From
Cavaillé-Coll, only the voix humaine survived. In 1994-97,
maintenance-works were carried out by Mülheisen.
This organ is an example of an organ in neo-classical style,
favouring in particular Nordic baroque music.
Jean-Marc Leblanc, Vincent Genvrin
Famous organists in the past: Alexis Chauvet
Masses with organ
Saturday 6.30 p.m.,
Sunday 9.30, 11.00 a.m., 6.30 p.m.
Daniel Roth (2012)
Edouard Souberbielle (1974)