COMPOSITION 1933

The second enlargment of the organ

Just after 1945), a part of the roof of the organ case was taken away and

replaced by a sound board placed approx. 1 meter above the case to

improve to sound of the Swell in the church.

Between 1956 and 1962, a drastic renovation of the organ was realized

under the supervision of Jean Langlais, which adapted the organ more

or less to the neo-baroque ideas of that time. These works were

performed again by the Beuchet-Debierre-company.

THE NEW CONSOLE

Photo’s : Jean Mons

THE ORGAN OF JEAN LANGLAIS

The works included: Replacement of the mechanical action of the keyboards and stops by an electro-pneumatical traction All wind facilities were altered, including the cancellation of the division of windpressures in the Great and (probably) the Positif. A new console was installed with pistons and a crescendo pedal* Changes in the stoplist: Grand-Orgue . the octave 4' was replaced by a Flûte 4' (perhaps this was done in 1933) . the Cornet was newly made and place on a additionale windchest . the resultant of 16’ of the Plein-jeu was silenced Positif . the Viole de gambe was replaced by a Larigot 1 1/3' . the Flûte Octaviante 4 was cut 'on tone'. Récit . on the windchest of 1933: + Clairon 2’** + Principal italien 4' . the Flûte Octaviante 4 was cut 'on tone' . reharmonisation of the Octavin 2’ Pedal . the additional windchest of 1933 was modified to house three new stops Prestant 4', Doublette 2' and Bourdon 8' (replacing the Quinte). Reharmonisation of the organ (by Jacques Picaud)*** * the old keyboards were reutilized in the new organ of Saint-Louis-de-Vincennes (Denis Lacorre, 2016). Source: L'orgue Denis Lacorre de l'église Saint-Louis-de-Vincennes. Naga-Infoigrapie, 2017. ** According to Marie-Louise Langlais (video), her husband had heard the Clairon 2 of the organ of the Tabernacle of Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). He was impressed by it and wanted to have a full range of reeds (16-8-4-2) on the Swell of the organ of Sainte-Clotilde. *** Unfortunately, there are no data on the actions of Beuchet-Debierre concerning the reharmonisation, but there can be no doubt this renovation changed the sound of the organ severely. The following stops of Cavaillé-Coll were not present anymore or heavily modified: - Octave 4 (Great); in 1933 replaced by a flûte 4 - Gambe 8 (Pos); removed in 1962 - Flute octaviante 4 (Pos and Swell); shortened in 1933 - Clairon 4 (Pos and Swell); fis2-f3 replaced by labial pipes

Maintenance works in 1983 by Jacques Barberis

Besides the normal maintenance tasks, some modifications were carried out: the Clarinette of the Swell returned to its original place at the Positif and the Tierce and Piccolo were subsequently placed on a separate electro- pneumatic windchest. the console was modified too to create a solid-state stop action with multiple channels of memory and an adjustable crescendo pedal.

Maintenance works in 1995 by Maison Hédelin

Around 1995, la Maison Hédelin installed an electronic Setzer and did some mainenance works without any modifications.
THE GREAT ORGAN 4/5 the organ of Franck - the organ of Tournemire - the organ of Langlais - the organ of Taddei

RECORDINGS

César Franck Choral I Choral II Choral III Feike Asma, Sainte Clotilde, 1964 Source
César Franck Complete recordings Jean Langlais, Sainte Clotilde, 1963
THE GREAT ORGAN 4/5 the organ of Franck - the organ of Tournemire - the organ of Langlais - the organ of Taddei

THE ORGAN OF JEAN LANGLAIS

The second enlargment of the organ

Just after 1945), a part of the roof of the organ

case was taken away and replaced by a sound

board placed approx. 1 meter above the case

to improve to sound of the Swell in the

church.

Between 1956 and 1962, a drastic renovation

of the organ was realized under the

supervision of Jean Langlais, which adapted

the organ more or less to the neo-baroque

ideas of that time. These works were

performed again by the Beuchet-Debierre-

company.

The works included: Replacement of the mechanical action of the keyboards and stops by an electro- pneumatical traction All wind facilities were altered, including the cancellation of the division of windpressures in the Great and (probably) the Positif. A new console was installed with pistons and a crescendo pedal* Changes in the stoplist: Grand-Orgue . the octave 4' was replaced by a Flûte 4' (perhaps this was done in 1933) . the Cornet was newly made and place on a additionale windchest . the resultant of 16’ of the Plein-jeu was silenced Positif . the Viole de gambe was replaced by a Larigot 1 1/3' . the Flûte Octaviante 4 was cut 'on tone'. Récit . on the windchest of 1933: + Clairon 2’** + Principal italien 4' . the Flûte Octaviante 4 was cut 'on tone' . reharmonisation of the Octavin 2’ Pedal . the additional windchest of 1933 was modified to house three new stops Prestant 4', Doublette 2' and Bourdon 8' (replacing the Quinte). Reharmonisation of the organ (by Jacques Picaud)*** * the old keyboards were reutilized in the new organ of Saint- Louis-de-Vincennes (Denis Lacorre, 2016). Source: L'orgue Denis Lacorre de l'église Saint-Louis-de-Vincennes. Naga- Infoigrapie, 2017. ** According to Marie-Louise Langlais (video), her husband had heard the Clairon 2 of the organ of the Tabernacle of Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). He was impressed by it and wanted to have a full range of reeds (16-8-4-2) on the Swell of the organ of Sainte-Clotilde. *** Unfortunately, there are no data on the actions of Beuchet-Debierre concerning the reharmonisation, but there can be no doubt this renovation changed the sound of the organ severely. The following stops of Cavaillé-Coll were not present anymore or heavily modified: - Octave 4 (Great); in 1933 replaced by a flûte 4 - Gambe 8 (Pos); removed in 1962 - Flute octaviante 4 (Pos and Swell); shortened in 1933 - Clairon 4 (Pos and Swell); fis2-f3 replaced by labial pipes

Maintenance works in 1983 by Jacques

Barberis

Besides the normal maintenance tasks, some modifications were carried out: the Clarinette of the Swell returned to its original place at the Positif and the Tierce and Piccolo were subsequently placed on a separate electro-pneumatic windchest. the console was modified too to create a solid-state stop action with multiple channels of memory and an adjustable crescendo pedal.

Maintenance works in 1995 by Maison

Hédelin

Around 1995, la Maison Hédelin installed an electronic Setzer and did some mainenance works without any modifications.
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