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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

 

Pipedreams organ tour in France!

May 9-21, 2004

The Tour is full, the bus is loaded…watch for a future web feature about the trip!

pdf file Complete itinerary and registration for the tour
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Springtime in Paris! plus Pithiviers, Poitiers, Caen, Rouen, Houdon, Chartres, Soissons, as well as a dozen other venues!

Join hosts Michael Barone (of American Public Media’s Pipedreams) and Jesse Eschbach (University of North Texas faculty and a noted French Organ specialist) for intimate visits to sonorous and resplendent instruments from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll see organs built by Clicquot, Cavaillé-Coll, Mutin, Quoirin, Gonzalez, Kern, Lefèvre, Merklin and others.

Hear and play music by the French masters on instruments which speak their language. Enjoy historic spaces. Visit with local musicians. Savor French cuisine and culture.

Michael Barone

1971 Gonzales at Chartres Cathedral Notre-Dame, Paris nave Notre-Dame, Paris exterior 1880 Cavaillé-Coll at Cathédral du Ste-Croix, Orleans 1859 Cavaillé-Coll at Basilique Ste-Clothilde
image 1971 Gonzales at Chartres Cathedral Notre-Dame, Paris nave Notre-Dame, Paris exterior image 1880 Cavaillé-Coll at Cathédral du Ste-Croix, Orleans image 1859 Cavaillé-Coll at Basilique Ste-Clothilde
Locations:
church Cathédrale St Gervais et St Protais, Soissons
church Cathédrale Notre Dame, Laon
church Eglise Saint Martin, Vertus
church Orgue de l’Eglise Juvigny
church Eglise Saint Ouen, Rouen
church Eglise Immaculée Conception, Elbeuf
church Cathedral Saint-Gatien, Tours
church Saint Etienne, Caen
church Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Poitiers
church Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans
church Saint Marceau, Orleans
church Eglise Saint Eustache, Paris
church Basilique Ste-Clothilde, Paris
church Saint Clothilde, Paris
church Paris Conservatory
church Eglise Saint Sulpice, Paris
church Cathédral Notre Dame, Paris
church Royal Chapel, Versailles
church Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Chartres

church Eglise Saint Ferdinand, Ternes
church Eglise Reformée de St-Esprit, Paris
church Basilique de Saint Denis

Builders:
document Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899)
document Charles Mutin (1861-1931)
document Pascal Quoirin
document Alfred Kern (1910-1989)

1841 Cavaillé-Coll at the Basilique de Saint Denis 1956 Gonzales at Cathédral St Gervais et St Protais de Soissons Map of France
image 1841 Cavaillé-Coll at the Basilique de Saint Denis image 1956 Gonzales at Cathédral St Gervais et St Protais de Soissons image Map of France