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Saint François

Xavier 1 - 2 - 3

12, place du Président-Mithouard, 75007 Paris Orgue de choeur

1900 - Joseph-Arnould Fermis (?)

1963 - Müller

1979 - Gonzalez

1990 - Dargassies

II/22 - mechanical traction - stoplist

Photo’s: Vincent Hildebrandt
Originally, the choir organ was positioned behind the altar (which was smaller than the present one). In 1894, a new altar was built and the choir organ was moved to the tribune of the transept. Source: Site internet St-François-Xavier We do not really know the origin of the present organ, built aroujnd 1900, but the console and the wind chests have many elements identical to the work of Fermis. There is no trace of Mutin. The buffet seems to have been made for Saint François Xavier in the form it still holds and the organ is housed very logically. It was Müller who installed an independent pedal of 4 stops in 1963. He also changed the wind supply and renewed almost all of the key mechanics. He completely recomposed the organ in its current version and harmonized it ‘en plein vent’. In 1977, Gaston Litaize asked to remove the expressive box of the Swell and transform the Voix Céleste into a Flûte 4; work which was performed by the Gonzalez House. In 1990, Dargassies carried out a big maintenance work, among which a repairment of the wind chests of the GO and Récit. After lengthy discussions, the principle of ‘en plein vent’ was abandoned. Thus, the balance was revised in general. A big thanks to Mr Bernard Dargassies for this information. Vidéos Eric Leroy
The organs of Paris

Saint François

Xavier 1 - 2 - 3

12, place du Président-Mithouard, 75007 Paris Orgue de choeur

1900 - Joseph-Arnould Fermis (?)

1963 - Müller

1979 - Gonzalez

1990 - Dargassies

II/22 - mechanical traction - stoplist

Photo’s: Vincent Hildebrandt
ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt HOME S-Z
Originally, the choir organ was positioned behind the altar (which was smaller than the present one). In 1894, a new altar was built and the choir organ was moved to the tribune of the transept. Source: Site internet St-François-Xavier We do not really know the origin of the present organ, built aroujnd 1900, but the console and the wind chests have many elements identical to the work of Fermis. There is no trace of Mutin. The buffet seems to have been made for Saint François Xavier in the form it still holds and the organ is housed very logically. It was Müller who installed an independent pedal of 4 stops in 1963. He also changed the wind supply and renewed almost all of the key mechanics. He completely recomposed the organ in its current version and harmonized it ‘en plein vent’. In 1977, Gaston Litaize asked to remove the expressive box of the Swell and transform the Voix Céleste into a Flûte 4; work which was performed by the Gonzalez House. In 1990, Dargassies carried out a big maintenance work, among which a repairment of the wind chests of the GO and Récit. After lengthy discussions, the principle of ‘en plein vent’ was abandoned. Thus, the balance was revised in general. A big thanks to Mr Bernard Dargassies for this information. Vidéos Eric Leroy