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Introduction

Saint-Etienne Cathedral
(choir organ)

Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1868), Eugène Puget (1879), Claude Armand (1975), Hubert Brayé (2009)

This choir organ was commissioned by the Ministry for Religions in the name of the French State and built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, who delivered it to Saint-Etienne Cathedral on 26 May 1868. The instrument was formally accepted by Charles-Marie Widor, who was an organist in Lyon, and aged only 24 at the time. This organ produces remarkable romantic harmonies, providing a fitting complement to the Great Organ rebuilt by Kern. In 1879, during the restoration of the Great Organ, Eugène Puget carried out a renovation on the choir organ, a process repeated almost a century later by the organ builder Claude Armand. Finally, in 2008, Hebert Brayé was commissioned to do a full restoration: the instrument was completely overhauled and has now been returned to its original configuration.

Stoplist

Saint-Etienne Cathedral
(choir organ)

2 claviers et 15 registres

Grand Orgue
56 notes

Bourdon 16’
Montre 8’
Flûte harmonique 8’
Salicional 8’
Prestant 4’
Plein Jeu harmonique II-IV

Récit expressif
56 notes

Gambe 8’
Voix céleste 8’
Flûte octaviante 4’
Basson 16’
Trompette 8’
Voix humaine 8’

Pédalier
30 notes

Soubasse 16’ (empruntée au G.O.)
Basson 16’ (emprunté au Récit)
Trompette 8’ (empruntée au Récit)

Pédales de combinaisons

Tirasse G.O.
Tirasse Récit
Expression Récit à bascule
Accouplement Récit / G.O.
Trémolo

Console retournée à l’avant du buffet
Traction mécanique à balanciers

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