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Organ at the Invalides - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 51.362 E 002° 18.756
31U E 449577 N 5411679
Quick Description: This organ was built in 1687!
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/5/2011 7:23:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMD172
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
Views: 18

Long Description:
Located in the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Chapel, this organ was built in 1687 and refurbished in 1853 and again in the 1950s.
This website (visit link) has a video and further informs us:
"The design of the magnificent organcase (the only representative of the Louis-XIV era) is attributed to Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Positif and Grand-Orgue are superimposed instead of being seperated by the console. The instrument was built by Alexandre Thierry (1687). Major revisions were carried out by Charles Gadault in 1853 and Beuchet-Debierre in 1955-1957.
Eleven stops dates from before the revolution (Thierry, 1687); about fifteen stops date from Gadault, mainly reeds and flutes in the Pedal; all the other stops are from Beuchet-Debierre."
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