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L'Orgue Historique de Mentasti

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Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges Place de la Liberté
84800 L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
From the Renaissance to the beginning of the 15th century, the liturgical growth brought such demand that a small organ was built. Another instrument had already replaced it around 1530 then a new organ was installed in 1648 by a Flemish organ builder, Le Royer. The ornamental pipe organ opposite was built under the influence of provost-marshal Casals.

After two hundred years of use, the expertise of Italian Mentasti from an illustrious Lombardy family of organ makers was called upon in 1825. He changed the design and gave it an Italian touch by adding a second keyboard to the top. The Italian organ in Isle sur la Sorgue came into its own with the Provencal style that the Abbé Amblard is known for which Mentasti alone was capable of bringing to life.

A variety of restoration projects in 1962 and especially between 1918 and 1982 were carried out to refurbish this magnificent instrument. Organ builders Jean Deloye from Dôle and Alain Sals from Malaucène restored its original harmony using prior archive research by Michel Deloz.
  • L'Orgue Historique de Mentasti 1 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • L'Orgue Historique de Mentasti 1 - L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue