Guillaume Lesselier 1623, enlarged in 1733.
State of preservation: restored by Bernard Aubertin 1993 to 18th c. condition.
The organ of Saint Martin de Boscherville is a typical example of a small organ - following French standards.
Two manuals and the detached „Recit“ as a solo stop represent the minimum requirements for French organ music of the time. a pedal being of minor importance for the occasional extra bass tone therefore only attached later here as often when an instrument was enlarged in the 18th century.
Even with a small organ about this size the presence of the characteristic French reed stops was considered essential: Trompette 8' and Clairon 4' (GO; the organ being too small for the likewise essential Bombarde 16') and the solo reeds Cromorne and Voix humaine.
Jehan Titelouze : Hymnus Urbs Hierusalem beata, 3 Versetten (1624)
Grand Orgue (HW):
Nazard 2 2/3’
Tierce 1 3/5’
Larigot 1 1/3’
Voix humaine 8’
Pedal (later addition) attached to Grand Orgue
Q: Postkarte Association Guillaume Lesselier, n.d.
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