Sunday, October 19, 2014

Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts - l'orgue

Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts
the primary organ

This great organ comes from the instrument built 
by the renown Aristide Cavaille-Coll in 1894 for the mansion of Baron Espée.  
It was moved from the Baron's residence on 
Avenue Bois de Boulogne to Saint-Antoine in 1909.

Like many churches, there is a second organ, 
a practice organ for the choir, which I will show you another time.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Antoine-des Quinze-Vingts
57, rue Traversière
75012, Paris


Revrunner said...

Yes, I would need some practice before subjecting a larger crowd to the noise I could make on this instrument. :-)

Picturit said...

Bet it sounds as good as it looks

William Kendall said...

That is a magnificent organ. My dad plays, so I'm sure he'd love the chance to get around that.

Danar O said...

I enjoy to know that some churches regularly offer public concerts... I'd like to listen one, I guess they're impressive! This organ is beautiful, resembles a church itself.

Randy said...

Nice one.

Tom said...

A beautiful organ. Thanks for the video. Tom The Backroads Traveller

doodles n daydreams said...

A wonderful organ - with a history.


Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome!!! hey sweet friend! hope u r well. have a lovely week. ( :