The organ at Saint-Eustache is massive, the largest I have seen. With 8,000 pipes and five keyboards of 61 notes each, the organ is said to be the largest pipe organ in France, although some think the Notre Dame organ is the largest. The organ was built in 1854 by Ducroquet. In 1879 it was enlarged and repaired in 1932 and in 1967.
The dimensions of the buffet are 18 meters high and 10.50 meters wide. The decor in the upper part consists of the coronation, angels, cherubim, (angelic beings mentioned frequently in the Old Testament) and the three massive statues of St. Cecilia surrounded by furious Saul, brandishing a spear, and seeking to calm David. The buffet was built in Holland of oiled oak. See Wikipedia and Pleasures of the Pipes for more detail. The latter provides audio and video clips.
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