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Saint Eustache

2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris

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The building of Saint-Eustache started in 1532 and ended in 1637. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic. architecture. A neoclassical facade was added on the western side in the mid-18th century. The interior is in Gothic, Renaissance and classical styles.
C1 The organ of St. Eustache was designed by Jean-Louis Coignet under the direction of Titular Organist Jean Guillou and built in 1989 by the Dutch firm Jan L. van den Heuvel, using the buffet of the former organ. That instrument was originally constructed by Ducroquet (Charles Spackmann Barker and Charles Verschneider), following the destruction of the former organ by a fire in 1844. The case was designed by Balthard (from Les Halles). It was rebuilt in 1879 by Joseph Merklin and renovated at the request of organist Joseph Bonnet during the 1920s and 1930s. Repair works initiated in 1978 were disastrous and a complete organ rebuilt was necessary. Only the case with its display pipes and a few stops which were re-used, amongst them the Cor de Basset 8' made by the famous English organ builder Henry Willis for Joseph Bonnet - organist of Saint Eustache from 1906 to 1943. In 2010, the electronics were replaced with a state-of-the-art bus-technology system. At the movable nave console additional couplers were installed (Grand-Choeur/Positif, Solo/Positif en Grand-Choeur/Récit). Also several special melody couplers were added: Soprano Grand- Choeur/Pédale, Soprano Récit/Pédale en Basse Grand- Choeur/Pédale. A programmable pedal divide enhances the solistic possibilities of the pedal. A MIDI recording and playback system was added. In 2022, the organ received the usual cleaning and large maintenance service by Van den Heuvel. However, the organ remaned fragile and in 2023, a restoration plan is being developed in order to: Master the power supply and stability of the wind Modernize the transmission of notes in favor of an electric traction common to both consoles Equalize the harmonization of stops Install a new electronic data management system Provide the organ with an expressive second plane Technical description Virtual visit
An original photo of the famous console made by Martin et Joseph Rinckenbach during the works of 1928. The organ of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Thierry/F.H. Clicquot), transferred to Saint-Eustache at the end of the 18th century) and rebuilt by Daublaine-Callinet in 1844.
Organiste titulaire Thomas Ospital & Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard Concerts Every Sunday afternoon 5PM Masses with organ Sunday 11 AM, 6PM Videos Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard Photo GO: Jeroen de Haan; photo chruch: Thomas Ospital
Joseph Bonnet on the old console St Eustache en 1972 console Danion photo Xavier Lebrun
1854 - Ducroquet/Barker (case) 1989 - Van den Heuvel (1)

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The organs of Paris

Saint Eustache

2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris

Orgue de tribune OdC >

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Organiste titulaire Thomas Ospital & Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard Concerts Every Sunday afternoon 5PM Masses with organ Sunday 11 AM, 6PM Videos Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard Photo GO: Jeroen de Haan; photo chruch: Thomas Ospital
C1 The organ of St. Eustache was designed by Jean-Louis Coignet under the direction of Titular Organist Jean Guillou and built in 1989 by the Dutch firm Jan L. van den Heuvel, using the buffet of the former organ. That instrument was originally constructed by Ducroquet (Charles Spackmann Barker and Charles Verschneider), following the destruction of the former organ by a fire in 1844. The case was designed by Balthard (from Les Halles). It was rebuilt in 1879 by Joseph Merklin and renovated at the request of organist Joseph Bonnet during the 1920s and 1930s. Repair works initiated in 1978 were disastrous and a complete organ rebuilt was necessary. Only the case with its display pipes and a few stops which were re-used, amongst them the Cor de Basset 8' made by the famous English organ builder Henry Willis for Joseph Bonnet - organist of Saint Eustache from 1906 to 1943. In 2010, the electronics were replaced with a state-of-the- art bus-technology system. At the movable nave console additional couplers were installed (Grand-Choeur/Positif, Solo/Positif en Grand-Choeur/Récit). Also several special melody couplers were added: Soprano Grand- Choeur/Pédale, Soprano Récit/Pédale en Basse Grand- Choeur/Pédale. A programmable pedal divide enhances the solistic possibilities of the pedal. A MIDI recording and playback system was added. In 2022, the organ received the usual cleaning and large maintenance service by Van den Heuvel. However, the organ remaned fragile and in 2023, a restoration plan is being developed in order to: Master the power supply and stability of the wind Modernize the transmission of notes in favor of an electric traction common to both consoles Equalize the harmonization of stops Install a new electronic data management system Provide the organ with an expressive second plane Technical description Virtual visit
1854 - Ducroquet/Barker (case) 1989 - Van den Heuvel (1)

V/105 -

mechanical traction (console de tribune)

electrical traction (console de la nef)

stoplist

Review of stoplists in the past