VERSAILLES Notre-Dame F-78000


VERSAILLES Notre-Dame F-78000

The specifications retained by the City provide for a “minimal” cleaning of the instrument, whose magnificent case by Antoine Rivet built in 1687 for the Julien Tribuot organ now houses a 1869 Joseph Merklin instrument (with some remains of the Dallery organ), then electrified and enlarged by Gonzalez in 1948 following the requests of Gaston Litaize and Antoine Reboulot.

Following the fall in the nave of a façade pipe on 23 July 2017, during a service (!) the other pipes were secured and the project of repairs the organ was implemented. Technical advisor: Christian LUTZ

Technical specifications

Interior cleaning

Notes action : electrical. Installation of an Eltec system and refurbishment of the console.
Stops action : pneumatic (high pressure)

Overcovering of the old leather of the bellows

Complete restoration of the façade pipes and cleaning of the buffet’s varnish.

However, a slight recomposition of some Mixtures was accepted.

Quick voicing control and general tuning.

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