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Versailles, Chapelle Royale

Versailles, Chapelle Royale

Clicquot 1711

State of preservation: restored by Boisseau & Cattiaux 1995

The organ of the Chapelle Royale demonstrates, how far the sound impressions of French organs were rooted in the Grand Orgue. All the other divisions serve melodic solo  purposes in contrast to the Grand Jeu. The Grand orgue unites the Plein Jeu (plenum of diapasons), supplemented to Grand Jeu with trumpet reed stops and its own solo stops for  Cornet und „Dessus“ (treble) registrations, the Positif as a reduced image of the GO containing the already indispensible solo stop „Cromorne“. Recit and Echo correspond in a similar way while the pedal has its function of giving slow cantus firmus parts of middle or low range.


Music sample

Francois Couperin (1668-1733) : Trio Les dessus sur la tierce et la basse sur la trompette
played by Michel Chapuis



Grand Orgue:
Bourdon          16’
Montre               8’
Bourdon             8’
Cornet               [8’] 5f.
Dessus de Flute
Prestant              4’
Grosse Tierce     3 1/5
Nazard                 2 2/3
Quarte                  2’
Tierce                   1 3/5
Fourniture 4f.
Cymbale 4’
Trompette           8’
Voix humaine      8’
Clairon                 4’

Montre         8’
Bourdon       8’
Prestant       4’
Flute             4’
Nazard          2 2/3
Doublette     2’
Tierce            1 3/5
Larigot          1 1/3
Plein Jeu 6f.
Trompette     8’
Cromorne     8’

Trompette     8’
Hautbois       8’
Cornet          [8’] 5f.

Bourdon           8’
Flute                 4’
Voix humaine  [8’]

Pedale (P):
Flute                  8’
Flute                  4’
Trompette         8’
Clairon               4’


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