Allen Elite™ Opus II
The Elite program places the resources and expertise of the world's premier organ builder at the disposal of the world's finest organ designers. Each Elite organ is the embodiment of well-articulated musical ideals. Every console is a numbered Opus. Each Elite owner is rewarded with a world-class instrument of uncompromised excellence and exceptional beauty.
Elite™ Organ Opus II Tonal Philosophy
Allen Elite™ Opus II is installed in the Collégial Notre-Dame d'Écouis, a large church dedicated in 1313. It is the first Allen Elite™ organ installed in Europe. Its French Romantic specification of 72 stops is distributed over three manuals. Cavaillé-Coll voices are present throughout the instrument. The case and façade pipes of the long silent 1898 Jules Anneessens organ still reside in the rear balcony, shared now with the Opus II console and audio system. The building acoustic supports the organ beautifully. Final tonal finishing was masterfully accomplished by Jean-Philippe le Trévou of Allen Studio, Paris.