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Photo organ case: Jeroen de Haan
Other photos : Victor Weller
The organcase was made by François-Charles Butteaux in
1769 and the instrument by François-Henri Clicquot. In
1795 it was moved to the Panthéon. Seven years later it
returned again to Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, reinstalled by
Pierre-Francois Dallery. In 1861, Cavaillé-Coll rebuilt the
organ, removing the positif and almost all stops of Clicquot
(only the Grand Cornet, Cromorne and (?) the Solo-Nazard
survived). In 1971 Kurt Schwenkedel completed a
reconstruction of the old instrument in a French-German
neo-classical style, with restitution of the positif. From
Cavaillé-Coll, only the voix humaine survived.
In 1994-97, maintenance work was carried out by
Mulheisen. The harmonization of the organ has been
slightly retouched without betraying Schwenkedel's style.
All the foudations and the Plein Jeu stops of the organ
were equalized and the Rauschpfeife III of the Swell was
transformed into Fourniture III.
This organ is an example of an organ in neo-classical style,
favouring in particular Nordic baroque music.
Jean-Marc Leblanc, Vincent Genvrin
Famous organists in the past: Alexis Chauvet
Masses with organ
Saturday 6.30 PM,
Sunday 9.30, 11.00 AM, 6.30 PM
Daniel Roth (2012)
Edouard Souberbielle (1974)