The organs of Paris
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Sainte Marie

des Batignolles

77, place du docteur Félix Dolgéris, 75017 Paris

1923 - Mutin

1936 - Gloton-Debierre

1947 - Beuchet-Debierre

1993/2011 - Dargassies

III/35 (30) - mechanical traction - stoplist

Photo: Jeroen de Haan
Even in the 19th century, the present-day city of Paris was only a series of small towns in the countryside, apart from medieval Paris. In 1824, the village of Batignolles had five thousand inhabitants and depended on Clichy. It was decided to build a church; a subscription was launched. The small sum raised only allowed the erection of a chapel completed in 1829. But the population continued to grow and the chapel was enlarged by Paul-Eugène Lequeux (1806-1873). Respecting the Latin cross shape, it had the two aisles, the transept and the choir added, completed in 1851. The building is inspired by the ancient Roman basilica. Its porch resembles that of a Greek temple. The interior bears the mark of the churches built under the Restoration: Sainte-Marie-des-Batignolles is a sober, almost severe church. Fortunately, a flat ceiling with painted compartments and a superb 19th-century choir with a magnificent sculpted retable break this sobriety and embellish the building.
Organiste titulaire Simon Prunet-Foch Famous organists in the past: André Messager, Henti Busser (holders of the former Stoltz organ), Joseph Bonnet, Joachim Havard de la Montagne. Concerts Occasionally

Messes avec orgue

Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Vidéos -
It was in 1923 that the current instrument was installed by Charles Mutin. This new instrument was followed by a small 16-stop Merklin organ installed in the choir and used transiently, the old great organ having become unplayable. The great organ Mutin Cavaillé-Coll was restored by Gloton-Debierre in 1936. In 1947, Beuchet-Debierre undertook a major restoration and transformation that led to an inaugural concert by Maurice Duruflé. From the 1960s on, the instrument slowly degraded and became completely unusable in 1982. In 1992, after a decade of silence , it was finally restored by Bernard Dargessies, who added 7 stops. Note that the small buffet in the center of the railing is dummy and recalls the presence of an earlier organ. Texte et photo console: Thierry Correard
The organs of Paris

Sainte Marie

des Batignolles

77, place du docteur Félix Dolgéris, 75017 Paris

1923 - Mutin

1936 - Gloton-Debierre

1947 - Beuchet-Debierre

1993/2011 - Dargassies

III/35 (30) - mechanical traction -

stoplist

Photo: Jeroen de Haan
ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
It was in 1923 that the current instrument was installed by Charles Mutin. This new instrument was followed by a small 16-stop Merklin organ installed in the choir and used transiently, the old great organ having become unplayable. The great organ Mutin Cavaillé-Coll was restored by Gloton-Debierre in 1936. In 1947, Beuchet-Debierre undertook a major restoration and transformation that led to an inaugural concert by Maurice Duruflé. From the 1960s on, the instrument slowly degraded and became completely unusable in 1982. In 1992, after a decade of silence , it was finally restored by Bernard Dargessies, who added 7 stops. Note that the small buffet in the center of the railing is dummy and recalls the presence of an earlier organ. Texte et photo console: Thierry Correard
Organiste titulaire Simon Prunet-Foch Famous organists in the past: André Messager, Henti Busser (holders of the former Stoltz organ), Joseph Bonnet, Joachim Havard de la Montagne. Concerts Occasionally

Messes avec orgue

Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Vidéos -