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Sainte Odile

2, avenue Stéphane-Mailaumé, 75017 Paris

Orgue de tribune

1948 - Rochesson (Beuchet-Debierre)

1995 - Birouste

II/25 (21) - traction électrique- composition

Orgue de la chapelle de semaine

183x - John Abbey

I/3 - mechanical traction

Clavier Bourdon 8’, Dulciane 8’, Prestant 4’ Pédalier En tirasse.
Organiste titulaire Bruno Guilois Famous organists in the past: Naji Hakim , Joachim Havard de la Montagne. Concerts seldom

Masses with organ

Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 9.30am (extraordinary form), 11.15am and 7pm. Vidéos -
The church was built by Jacques Barge (1904-1979)from 1935 to 1946 at the initiative of Bishop Eugene-Edmond Loutil (1863-1959) to pay tribute to the patron saint of his native Alsace. With three domes reminiscent of the Cathedral of Périgueux and the famous Basilica of St. Sophia of Constantinople, Jacques Barge opted for a mix of Roman-Byzantine style and Art Deco elements. The building is made of reinforced concrete covered with Saverne sandstone and pink bricks. On the left of the nave, the three side chapels - very stripped down - are fortunately illuminated by the large glass roof of 300m2 of François Décorchemont (1880-1971). This canopy, divided into three bays, is regarded as one of the masterpieces of glass art in the 20th century. For a long time Sainte Odile was the Alsatian Catholic parish in Paris.
The organ was built by the Maison Beuchet- Debierre shortly after the Second World War. It replaced an Abbey organ of which very little is known about its provenance. Beuchet-Debierre incorporated part of the organ of the mansion of the Dujarric de la Rivière family located in Boulogne- Billancourt, which the parish had bought a few years earlier. Given the financial budget and the size of the tribune (which was enlarged to accommodate the organ), the entire piping was not reinstalled, but was carefully preserved. The instrument was completed in 1953 and inaugurated by Jean Langlais. In 1995 the instrument was enlarged by Daniel Birouste. The latter modified the console and some stops were re- harmonized to evolve the organ into the neo- baroque aesthetic. In 2021, the set of bells that had been sold to St Joseph des Epinettes (17th arrondissement) was bought by the parish and incorporated into the organ. Currently a project to rebuild the instrument to highlight the Dujarric organ and the aesthetics of the 1930s is being studied. Organ of the week chapel In 2021, the parish received a small John Abbey organ that is said to date from the 1830s. It is one of the first organs of this builder who was then still established at 319 rue St Denis. The instrument is entirely expressive, but the expression seems to be later than its construction. The keyboards are retractable when closing the console.
Photoseries of the church and the organs: Victor Weller
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Sainte Odile

2, avenue Stéphane-Mailaumé, 75017 Paris

Orgue de tribune

1948 - Rochesson (Beuchet-Debierre)

1995 - Birouste

II/25 (21) - traction électrique-

composition

Orgue de la chapelle de semaine

183x - John Abbey

I/3 - mechanical traction

Clavier Bourdon 8’, Dulciane 8’, Prestant 4’ Pédalier En tirasse.
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The organ was built by the Maison Beuchet-Debierre shortly after the Second World War. It replaced an Abbey organ of which very little is known about its provenance. Beuchet-Debierre incorporated part of the organ of the mansion of the Dujarric de la Rivière family located in Boulogne-Billancourt, which the parish had bought a few years earlier. Given the financial budget and the size of the tribune (which was enlarged to accommodate the organ), the entire piping was not reinstalled, but was carefully preserved. The instrument was completed in 1953 and inaugurated by Jean Langlais. In 1995 the instrument was enlarged by Daniel Birouste. The latter modified the console and some stops were re-harmonized to evolve the organ into the neo-baroque aesthetic. In 2021, the set of bells that had been sold to St Joseph des Epinettes (17th arrondissement) was bought by the parish and incorporated into the organ. Currently a project to rebuild the instrument to highlight the Dujarric organ and the aesthetics of the 1930s is being studied. Organ of the week chapel In 2021, the parish received a small John Abbey organ that is said to date from the 1830s. It is one of the first organs of this builder who was then still established at 319 rue St Denis. The instrument is entirely expressive, but the expression seems to be later than its construction. The keyboards are retractable when closing the console.
Organiste titulaire Bruno Guilois Famous organists in the past: Naji Hakim , Joachim Havard de la Montagne. Concerts seldom

Masses with organ

Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 9.30am (extraordinary form), 11.15am and 7pm. Vidéos -