1, place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris
L’orgue de tribune
1679 - Thierry
1759 - LA Clicquot
1772/79 - FH Clicquot
1810 - Somer (buffet)
1829 - Callinet
1864 - Stolz
1927 - Gutenschenritter
1973 - Haerpfer-Ermann
1991/2005 - Fossaert
L’orgue portatif (la chapelle Saint-
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I/6 mechanical traction
Principal 8 - Gedackt 8 - Flöte 4 - Quinte 2 2/3 -
Octave 1 - Tertz 1 3/5
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Photo: Jeroen de Haan
This organ was built orginally for Saint-Victor by Thierry in
1679. It was renovated by the Clicquots in the second part
of the 18th century. It was installed at Saint-Germain-des-
Prés in 1805-10 by Somer. A complete reconstruction was
done by Stoltz, turning the instrument into a romantic
instrument. In 1922-27 the organ was again completely
reconstructed by Gutschenritter.
In 1970-1973 Haerpfer-Erman built a new instrument in a
French neo-classical style, incorporating 10 old stops. The
case of the GO dates to 1810, the positif to 1973. On its
towers resides Saint-Victor and some angles. 10 stops date
back to the 17th and 18th century (4 completely), 17 stops
to Somer, 19 stops are new.
This organ is unique in Paris in the sense that it is built in a neo-
classical style favouring not German, but French baroque music
and also allows for a more symphonic approach by the large
Récit expressif that is included. It sounds very well, also due to
the beautiful acoustiscs of the church.
Jean-Paul Serra, Anne-Marie Blondel
Famous organists in the past:
Antoine Calvière, J.M. Beauvarlet-Charpentier,
Augustin Barié, André Marchal, André Isoir.
Each 4th Sunday of the month, 3.30 p.m.
Masses with organ
Saturday 7.00 p.m. Sunday 11.00 a.m.
Jean Luc Ho