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SS. Peter & Paul R.C. Church
122 Ash St.
Lewiston, Maine 04240

OHS Database ID 5392.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 100.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 9, 2010.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 10 stops. 28 registers. 10 ranks. 737 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Sanctuary organ (also Casavant Op. 1588, 1938 as Gallery organ). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. November 9, 2010)

Online Documents

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  • Schnurr, Jr., Stephen J.. "Two Casavant Organs, Seventy-Five Years: The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, Maine," The Diapason (The Diapason, Vol.104, No.5 [May 2014], p.22-25). [History, previous instrument(s), stoplists, photographs]

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Console. Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives 1938-08-11
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1980-06-01
chancel and organ cases. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Sanctuary console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Cathedral interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           Lewiston, Maine
           Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul
           Casavant   Op. 1587   1938   2/10
           Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
                           SANCTUARY ORGAN
           JEUX REELS                      RÉCIT
        A  Montre           8' 73      16' Bourdon          E
        B  Melodia          8' 85       8' Principal-Violon F
        C  Dulciane         8' 80       8' Bourdon          E
        D  Trompette       16' 85       8' Viole de Gambe   G
        E  Bourdon         16' 97       8' Voix Céleste     H
        F  Principal-Violon 8' 73       4' Principal        F
        G  Viole de Gambe   8' 73       4' Violina          G
        H  Voix Céleste     8' 54       4' Flûte d'Amour    E
        I  Hautbois         8' 73   2 2/3' Nazard           E
        J  Bourdon         16' 44       2' Piccolo          E
                                        8' Hautbois         I
           GRAND ORGUE (non expr)       4' Soprano          I
        8' Montre               A          Tremolo
        8' Melodia              B
        8' Dulciane             C          PÉDALE
        4' Prestant             A      16' Bourdon          J
        4' Flûte                B      16' Bourdon doux     E
    2 2/3' Quinte               B       8' Flûte            B
        2' Flautino             B       8' Violoncelle      G
    1 3/5' Tierce               C       8' Bourdon          J
        8' Trompette            D      16' Bombarde         D
        4' Clairon              D
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield  November 10, 2010]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.