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The organ

Cité épiscopale d’Albi

In 1732 Christophe Moucherel renovated the organ in the Collégiale Saint Salvi.

He widened the organ case and reused some of the existing pipes. The organ had three manuals (keyboards) and 25 organ stops.

In the 19th century the organ was renovated in the Romantic style and remained so until the 1920s.

In 1929 canon Vayssière, organist and priest at Saint-Salvi, decided to reconstruct the organ according to modern criteria: deep and heavy bass pipes, the addition of mixtures, and the installation of a pneumatic action.

The pipes of the choir organ were transferred to the main organ case. The 37 pipes effectively become 60 at the manual through a system of divided registers. These works were trusted to Puget.

The organ was inaugurated by Adolphe Marty and Marcel Dupré in the 1920s and has undergone no further modification since this time.

This neo-classical organ is considered ideal by many organists for the performance of pieces from throughout the 20th and indeed 21st century.

Although still functioning, the organ is now in need of significant maintenance work.

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