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Saint Thomas d'Aquin

Place Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, 75007 Paris

1769 - Clicquot

1802/46 - Dallery

1861 - Cavaillé-Coll

1912 - Gutschenritter

1971 - Schwenkedel

1992 - Hédelin

1994-97 - Muhleisen

IV/49 - mechanical traction - stoplist

Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin was built in 1683 as a Dominicanical Chapel named Saint Dominique. It became a parochial church in 1791 as Saint-Thomas- d'Aquin. Its style is classical, inspired by Italian baroque, as are Saint Joseph des Carmes, Notre Dame des Victoires et Saint Roch. The façade dates to 1766.
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.

Organiste titulaire

Jean-Marc Leblanc, Vincent Genvrin Famous organists in the past: Alexis Chauvet

Concerts

Occasionally

Masses with organ

Saturday 6.30 p.m., Sunday 9.30, 11.00 a.m., 6.30 p.m. Vidéo Daniel Roth (2012) Edouard Souberbielle (1974)
An old Une gravure ancienne de St Thomas d'Aquin, avant la construction du Positif de Dos
The organs of Paris

Saint Thomas

d'Aquin

Place Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, 75007 Paris

1769 - Clicquot

1802/46 - Dallery

1861 - Cavaillé-Coll

1912 - Gutschenritter

1971 - Schwenkedel

1992 - Hédelin

1994-97 - Muhleisen

IV/49 - mechanical traction - stoplist

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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.

Organiste titulaire

Jean-Marc Leblanc, Vincent Genvrin Famous organists in the past: Alexis Chauvet

Concerts

Occasionally

Masses with organ

Saturday 6.30 p.m., Sunday 9.30, 11.00 a.m., 6.30 p.m. Vidéo Daniel Roth (2012) Edouard Souberbielle (1974)