222, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
1879 - Merklin
19xx - Cavaillé-Coll-Pleyel
1956 - Xavier Guerner
1985 - Xavier Silbermann
2000 - Dargassies
2020 - Sébastien Braillon
Photo: Jeroen de Haan
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The instrument was made by Merklin and
inaugurated in 1879. In 1894, the organ was
equipped with a new buffet, offered by a generous
donor. The instrument was awarded at the 1900
Exhibition-Universal. Later, the composition was
changed slightly by the house Cavaillé-Coll-Pleyel.
Between 1953 and 1956, the titular organist at the
time Xavier Guerner made a series of
transformations with the help of Chéron in order to
adapt the composition to the neo-classical style, in
vogue at the time.
In 1985, a restoration/reconstruction was done by
Xavier Silbermann of Thonon-les-Bains, with a re-
harmonization in the neo-Baroque style.
In 2020, works were done to return to a more
romantic aesthetic by Sébastien Braillon (Illfurth,
68). He replaced all the reeds of the Great and the
Pedal with reeds according to Bertounèche's model
and replaced a Voix Céleste on the Swell.
Jacques Kaufmann, P. François-Xavier Ledoux,
Masses with organ
Sunday, 9 and 11 AM and 7 PM (vespers)