Saint Séverin 1-2
5, Rue Saint Séverin, 75005 Paris
Orgue de tribune
1748 - Claude Ferrand
1825 - Pierre-François Dallery
1889 - John Abbey
1963 - Alfred Kern
1982 - Daniel Kern
1988 - Dominique Lalmand
2011 - Quentin Blumenroeder
Saint Séverin dates back to the end of the 11th
century, built on the place of a former chapel (VIth
century). The clocktower dates to 1412. Its present
apparance in flamboyant Gothic style dates back to the
The organ was built by Claude Ferrand (1748), using
pipes from the former organ, probably of Valéran de
Héman (1610). In 1889, the organ was transformed by
into a symphonic organ. In 1963, a reconstruction and
reconception of the orginal French classical organ into
a neo-classical German-French concept was carried
out by Alfred Kern.
26 stops date from before the revolution (or party
from Dallery), 10 stops of Abbey were re-used but
intonated into the new concept, 22 stops are new. Of
the reeds, the Cormorne als well as the Trumpet of the
positive and the Voix Humaine of the Récit date from
the 17th century, but were modified.
Between 1964 and 1982, an unknown organ builder
replaced the Bombarde 16 of the great with the
Musette 16 of the Récit, re-used as an eight foot. At the
same time the Hautbois 4 was changed into eight foot
at the same keyboard. In 1982, Daniel Kern moved le
Quintaton 8 of the Positif to the Récit. The old
Trompette 8 of the Echo was moved to its original
place on the Positif, the Clairon 4 of the Echo was
changed into a Trompette 8 and and a new Sifflet 1
was added. All these changes were conserved in 2011,
when the organ was restored by Quentin
Blumenroeder, with respect to the harmonisation and
tuning in close cooperation with Jean-Marie Tricoteaux
(reeds) and Dominique Thomas (other stops). The
work of Alfred Kern was carefully respected.
François Espinasse, Nicolas Bucher, Christophe
Mantoux, Guillaume Nussbaum.
Famous organists in the past: Nicolas Séjan, Camille
Saint-Saëns, Michel Chapuis.
Regularly on Saturdays.
Masses with organ
Sunday 10.30 AM, 12 AM, 16 PM, 19.30 PM.
Michel Alabau (former co-titulaire).
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