The organ for which Dom Paul Benoit wrote is a 23 rank three manual Cavaillé-Coll, dedicated in 1907 by Alexander Guilmant at the Paris Exhibition, possibly located in a structure known as the "petit Trocadero", and later moved to the Abbey at Clervaux after its construction in 1910. The 3 manuals have a compass of 56 notes each and the pedalboard is of 30 notes. The two pictures show Dom Paul at the console of the Abbey's Cavaillé-Coll. The organ was used exclusively in the two albums recorded by Carlo Hommel listed on the recordings page of this web site. To experience the sound of the Cavaillé-Coll instruments, visit the web site Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, facteur d'Orgues 1811-1899 , mp3 samples are available to hear various Cavaillé-Coll organs .
1st manual - Grand Orgue
8' Flute harmonique
2nd manual - Positif
8' Cor de nuit
4' Flute douce
2 2/3' Nazard
3rd manual - Récit
8' Voix céleste
4' Flute octaviante
An old postcard of the Trocadero, yet the petit Trocadero remains a question.
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