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Saint-Lambert

de Vaugirard 

Place Gerbert, 75015 Paris

1901 - Louis Debierre

1950/72 - Beuchet-Debierre

1986 - Sebire/Glandaz

1999 - Dargassies

III/35 (32)

mechanical traction (manuals)

pneumatical traction (stops) -

stoplist

Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard is the work of the architect Claude Naissant. It is one of the most beautiful examples of neo-Romanesque architecture in Paris. Built between 1848 and 1856, its interior offers a relatively stripped- down universe, including the magnificent neo- Gothic altarpiece of the axial chapel with its angels, one of them playing the portable organ and, in the left transept, a panel which represents Saint Lambert, surrounded by episodes of his life, made by Dorothée Sers- Hermann.
Organiste titulaire  Olivier Dekeister Concerts  Seldom

Masses with organ

Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 6.30 p.m. Videos Olivier Dekeister
The present instrument was built by Louis Debierre from Nantes in 1901, replacing a modest 12-stop organ behind the choir, built by Merklin. Until that time, only an empty buffet was installed on the tribune, but, topped with a single row of façade pipes, there was an illusion of the presence of a large organ. In 1950, Joseph Beuchet-Debierre restored and enlarged the instrument by bringing it from 32 to 35 stops. Various maintenance works were carried out by Beuchet-Debierre in 1972, by Sébire & Glandaz in 1986 and by Bernard Dargassies in 1999. The console, signed by ‘Louis Debierre de Nantes’ and composed of 3 keyboards of 56 notes and a German 30-note concave pedal, is separated from the organ case (the organist facing the organ). It is concealed by an oak façade with a clock in its centre and topped by a pediment in the neo-Gothic style of the buffet. The three keyboards are mechanically powered by a Barker machine, traction is mechanical for the pedal and pneumatic for the stops. The instrument has 35 stops of high quality pipes almost entirely signed by Louis Debierre. (Text: Thierry Correard, translated into English by OrgansofParis) This organ has a special, unique system of Debierre to adjust, on the keyboards, the pressing of the key and the drawing of the valves, which allows to remedy small occasional unwanted noises (‘cornements’) due to bad climatic conditions in the church. There are only three modifications made to this instrument in the past, by Beuchet-Debierre in 1950: on the GO the Gambe 4 was replaced by a Doublette 2, on the Positif a Nasard et Tierce were added and on the Swell a Plein Jeu III. This is the only organ of Louis Debierre still existent in Paris (besides the poyphone at the ‘Chapelle des missions étrangères’).
The organs of Paris

Saint-Lambert

de Vaugirard 

Place Gerbert, 75015 Paris

1901 - Louis Debierre

1950/72 - Beuchet-Debierre

1986 - Sebire/Glandaz

1999 - Dargassies

III/35 (32)

mechanical traction (manuals)

pneumatical traction (stops) -

stoplist

ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt     HOME       S-Z
Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard is the work of the architect Claude Naissant. It is one of the most beautiful examples of neo-Romanesque architecture in Paris. Built between 1848 and 1856, its interior offers a relatively stripped-down universe, including the magnificent neo-Gothic altarpiece of the axial chapel with its angels, one of them playing the portable organ and, in the left transept, a panel which represents Saint Lambert, surrounded by episodes of his life, made by Dorothée Sers-Hermann.
Organiste titulaire  Olivier Dekeister Concerts  Seldom

Masses with organ

Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 6.30 p.m. Videos Olivier Dekeister
The present instrument was built by Louis Debierre from Nantes in 1901, replacing a modest 12-stop organ behind the choir, built by Merklin. Until that time, only an empty buffet was installed on the tribune, but, topped with a single row of façade pipes, there was an illusion of the presence of a large organ. In 1950, Joseph Beuchet-Debierre restored and enlarged the instrument by bringing it from 32 to 35 stops. Various maintenance works were carried out by Beuchet-Debierre in 1972, by Sébire & Glandaz in 1986 and by Bernard Dargassies in 1999. The console, signed by ‘Louis Debierre de Nantes’ and composed of 3 keyboards of 56 notes and a German 30- note concave pedal, is separated from the organ case (the organist facing the organ). It is concealed by an oak façade with a clock in its centre and topped by a pediment in the neo-Gothic style of the buffet. The three keyboards are mechanically powered by a Barker machine, traction is mechanical for the pedal and pneumatic for the stops. The instrument has 35 stops of high quality pipes almost entirely signed by Louis Debierre. (Text: Thierry Correard, translated into English by OrgansofParis) This organ has a special, unique system of Debierre to adjust, on the keyboards, the pressing of the key and the drawing of the valves, which allows to remedy small occasional unwanted noises (‘cornements’) due to bad climatic conditions in the church. There are only three modifications made to this instrument in the past, by Beuchet-Debierre in 1950: on the GO the Gambe 4 was replaced by a Doublette 2, on the Positif a Nasard et Tierce were added and on the Swell a Plein Jeu III. This is the only organ of Louis Debierre still existent in Paris (besides the poyphone at the ‘Chapelle des missions étrangères’).