Notre-Dame du Taur Church Toulouse

Organ details


This instrument was built by Eugène Puget in 1880. At the time it was thought to be the most innovative organ with the richest sound not just in Toulouse, but in the whole of the south of France. With its very fine acoustics, the organ is especially notable for the clarity of its reeds and the poetry of its bass stops. In the words of Jean-Claude Guidarini, the official organist: “The harmony of the bass notes is full and dark, that of the reeds of the great choir organ uncommonly powerful and round, the timbre is very refined, the flutes, which all have tuning slots, exquisitely round.”
It’s an ideal instrument for symphonic, neo-classical and contemporary music. The instrumental component was listed as a historic monument in 1987 and it is now considered to be one of the most remarkable examples of the work of Eugène Puget. It has not yet undergone any major restoration.

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I. Grand-Orgue
II. Positif expressif
III. Récit expressif

Montre 16
Bourdon 16
Montre 8
Bourdon 8’
Flûte harmonique 8
Salicional 8
Prestant 4
Quinte 2 2/3
Doublette 2
Fourniture progressive 3 à 8 rgs
Bombarde 16
Trompette 8
Clairon 4
Flûte d’orchestre 8
Bourdon à cheminée 8
Flûte 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Doublette 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Picolo 1
Trompette 8
Clarinette à pavillon 8
Clairon 4
Flûte harmonique 8
Bourdon-Quintaton 8
Viole de gambe 8
Voix céleste 8
Flûte octaviante 4
Octavin 2
Trompette harmonique 8
Basson-Hautbois 8
Voix humaine 8
Clairon 4
Contrebasse 16
Flûte ouverte 8
Violoncelle 8
Flûte 4
Bombarde 16
Trompette 8
Clairon 4
Sonnette pour les souffleurs
Pédales de combinaisons
Tirasses GO, Pos, Réc
Octaves graves générales
Anches Péd, GO, Pos, Réc
Expressions Pos, Réc
Appel GO
Pos/GO, Réc/GO, Réc/Pos
Trémolos Pos, Réc
Console retournée
Mécanique à balanciers
5 machines Barker