SAINT-FELIX-LAURAGAIS COLLEGIATE CHURCH
The highlight of St-Félix-Lauragais. The Collegiate Church dates from 1317 and contains a magnificent organ from 1781, classified as a historical monument and completely restored.
The organ was built in the 18th century, in the years 1780-1781, and its restoration will be epic! It will be classified as a Historic Monument in 1967. First restoration in 1930, in order to be able to play romantic music! Indeed, the restorers will add keyboards, and therefore notes, to the organ, and Deodat de Séverac will be able to play his romantic compositions. In 1989, a restorer of the Historic Monuments passed by St-Félix-Lauragais and discovered this magnificent 18th century organ with all its period materials. Many organs today are mechanized and modernized for greater convenience. The one in Saint-Félix is still equipped with its large rabbitskin gussets, glued with "fish bone" glue. It is also necessary, depending on the outside temperature, to moisten the rabbit skins with a cloth... the restorer is amazed but quickly realizes that the organ has been modified! What a thought to add a note! Well, then it will be decided to remove it! The organ went into restoration for the second time from 1990 to 1992 and lost its romantic note, but regained its original appearance. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator