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Hérault Department
Languedoc-Roussillon Region
Tour de France 2012
201206 Trip
St Pierre
Montpellier Capital
Historical Monument
Grand Organ

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P6167821ac Montpellier St Peter Cathedral Grand Organ

P6167821ac Montpellier St Peter Cathedral Grand Organ
From French wikipedia translated: In 1775, the Bishop Malide of Montpellier ordered to destroy the old choir which was built in the fourteenth century by Urban V and juged too small; Commissioners appealed to the greatest organ builder of the day: Jean-François Lépine; Before setting up the instrument it was necessary to rebuild the tribune to support the organ and avoid the vibrations to detune the instrument; Since its conception in 1778, the organ was regularly maintained from supplies to new wind tunnels through the addition of new wind tunnels or pipes; In 1923, it was equipped with an electric blower; In 1943, repairing a roof was disastrous for the organ, in fact, dust and rubble fell on the instrument and stopped their pipes and paralyzed records and keyboards; Restoration was undertaken and the opportunity was taken to add new sounds; In 1978, the company Kern of Strasbourg restored the real positivel (positive back) with an identical composition of that provided initially by Lépine; At Millennium Montpellier in 1985, the lighting of the cathedral was completely rebuilt by the Regional Conservation of Historical Monuments, with the assistance of the city of Montpellier; Projectors have released the organ from half-darkness; in 1994 the feet of the heavy pipes of the central turret were consolided as that sagged under their weight; The buffet, musical instruments and consoles were entwined with gold leaf; It took 16,000 sheets of 22 carat gold to decorate the organ; In May 2011, a new restoration was performed: removal of pipes GO / pos int / pedal, replacement of power transmission, replacing the joystick, console restoration, replacement of draw games, restoring mattress GO / pos indoor / pedal replacement fan box and curtains; The majestic instrument is ready for liturgy and concerts; France Languedoc-Roussillon Region Hérault Department Montpellier Capital Cathedral St Pierre.

6 years ago.
Jacques club has replied to albertsville
An oustanding instrument with a spectacular rich buffet! Thank You Carol!!
6 years ago.

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