ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0 © Vincent Hildebrandt ALL ORGANS
The instrument was made by Merklin in 1879 and
installed at the Albert the Great Hall and
inaugurated by Gigout and Guilmant. When the
Dominicans were expelled, the church took the
name of Albert the Great Hall where Gigout taught.
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
stoplist was changed slightly by the house Cavaillé-
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 stoplist 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 changed the reeds of the Great and the
Pedal to reeds according to Bertounèche's model
and replaced a Voix Céleste on the Swell.