SAINT-DIE - Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Organ : 3 keyboards , pedalboard - 41 stops




This Great-Organ of 16p of versatile classic conception, is contained in a case of modern inspiration. It is provided with a contemporary decoration (work of Mrs B. Vauquois/Quoirin) designed to harmonize with the stained-glass windows, redone recently.

The fabrication technique of the cases use the vacuum sticking of wooden layers on moulds built to that end. The various wooden layers are of oak and plane surfaces are from "three layers stuck" oak panels .


The gallery was an integral part of the basic project. It was realized according to the same manufacturing process as that of the case. The instrumental part is arranged on 3 keyboards, one of which is a Swell organ.






















The mechanics is direct and suspended. The Pedal's "classic" stops are inside the main case, the stops of Flute 16' and Bombarde 16' are at the back of the case.

A place was planned to add, in the future, a complementary Pedal's stop:

Bourdon 16' or Quinte 10 2 / 3p.


This Cathedral's organ, ordered on a request for proposal of the State, owner of the building, replaces a beautiful instrument of the 18th century completely destroyed at the end of the World War II.

By reprisals, the German army made evacuate all the inhabitants of Saint-Dié on the neighbouring hills, the whole city was blown up and destroyed, including the Cathedral. A witness of the scene reports that the breath of the explosion made "roar" all the pipework of the organ.


Nothing was able to be kept. The structure of the cathedral remained however relatively in position.

The reconstruction of this one took place during long years and the re-creation of the organ is the full stop of this event which marked profoundly the memory of the inhabitants of Saint-Dié.


Composition :


Positif - 56 notes Grand-Orgue - 56 notes Récit expressif - 56 notes Pédale - 32 notes
Bourdon 8' Montre 16' Bourdon 8' Flûte 16'
Second 8' Montre 8' Flûte traversière 8' Principal 8'
Prestant 4' Flûte à cheminée 8' Gambe 8' Octave 4'
Flûte 4' Prestant 4' Jeu ondulant 8' Flûte 2'
Nazard 2 2/3' Quinte 2 2/3' Flûte 4' Bombarde 16'
Doublette 2' Doublette 2' Flûte 2' Trompette 8'
Tierce 1 3/5' Fourniture 2 rangs Flageolet 1' Clairon 4'
Larigot 1 1/3' Plein-jeu 4 à 5 rangs Sesquialtera 2 rangs Cor anglais 2'
Plein-jeu 4 rangs Cornet 5 rangs Basson-Hautbois 8'  
Cromorne 8' Trompette 8' Voix humaine 8'  
  Clairon 4' Trompette 8'  

Couplers III/II , I/II

Pedalcouplers I, II, III, 2 Tremulants