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

Upper Church

OHS Database ID 5393.

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Awards

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 organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 17, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 53 stops. 62 registers. 66 ranks. 4622 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Gallery organ (also Casavant Op. 1587, 1938 as Sanctuary organ). Historic Organs Citation. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. November 9, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Randall Mullin. -- Trompette Cuivre (Copper) 8' is in the Solo division. A standard 8' Trompette in in the Positif. The Bombarde 16' is missing from the Grand Orgue. General pistons are available only as toe studs. Pedal pistons are available only as thumb pistons. The expression pedals are positioned further to the right than AGO specification. The Recit expression pedal is placed approximately where a Crescendo pedal would normally be. (Database Manager. July 17, 2013)

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Bibliography

  • 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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Photographs

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Console. Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives 1983-08-04
Console. Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives 1938-08-11
Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1980-06-01

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Stoplist

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  • Typed Specification. Source: Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr., The Diapason, May 2014
    Lewiston, Maine
    SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
    
    Casavant Frères Ltée   Opus 1557   1938   Sanctuary   2 manuals, 10 stops, 10 ranks
    Casavant Frères Ltée   Opus 1558   1938   Gallery     4 manuals, 53 stops, 66 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________________
    
                                     GALLERY (Opus 1558)
    
             II. GRAND ORGUE                            III. RÉCIT EXPRESSIF
         16' Montre                  73             16' Contre gambe            73
          8' Montre                  73              8' Principal               73
          8' Principal               73              8' Bourdon                 73
          8' Flûte ouverte           73              8' Viole de gambe          73
          8' Gemshorn                73              8' Voix céleste (GG)       66
          4' Prestant                73              4' Violon                  73
          4' Flûte harmonique        73              4' Flûte octaviante        73
          2' Doublette               61              2' Octavin                 61
             Mixture IV             292                 Cornet V               365
         16' Bombarde                73*            16' Trompette               73*
          8' Trompette               73*             8' Trompette               73*
          4' Clairon                 73*             8' Hautbois                73
             Cloches (Pos)                           8' Voix humaine            73
                                                     4' Clairon                 73*
             I. POSITIF EXPRESSIF                       Tremolo
         16' Bourdon                 73                 Cloches (Pos)
          8' Principal-Violon        73
          8' Mélodie                 73                 PÉDALE
          8' Dulciane                73             32' Flûte (1-12 10-2/3';    12
          8' Unda Maris              73                   13-32 from Fl. Ouverte)
          4' Violina                 73             16' Flûte ouverte           56
          4' Flûte à cheminée        73             16' Violon                  44
      2 2/3' Nazard                  73             16' Bourdon                 44
          2' Flageolet               61             16' Bourdon doux (Pos)      --
      1 3/5' Tierce                  61              8' Flûte (fr. 16')         --
          8' Trompette               73              8' Bourdon (fr. 16')       --
          8' Clarinette              73              8' Violoncelle (fr. 16')   --
             Tremolo                                 4' Flûte (fr. 16')         --
             Cloches (Deagan "A")    25 tubes       32' Contre Bombarde         68*
                                                    16' Bombarde (fr. 32')      --
             IV. SOLO EXPRESSIF                      8' Trompette (fr. 32')     --
          8' Stentorphone            73              4' Clairon (fr. 32')       --
          8' Grosse Flûte            73                 Cloches (Pos)
          8' Viole d'Orchestre       73
          8' Viole céleste           73              *  indicates heavy wind pressure
          4' Fugara                  73
             Grand Cornet VII       511
         16' Tuba magna              73*
          8' Tuba mirabilis          73*
          8' Trompette cuivre        73*
          8' Cor                     73*
          4' Tuba clairon            73*
             Cloches (Pos)
    
                                       SANCTUARY (Opus 1557)
    
             II. GRAND ORGUE                            III. RÉCIT EXPRESSIF
          8' Montre                  73             16' Bourdon                 97
          8' Mélodie                 85              8' Principal Violon        73
          8' Dulciane                80              8' Bourdon (fr. 16')       --
          4' Prestant (fr. Montre)   --              8' Viole de gambe          73
          4' Flûte (fr. Mélodie)     --              8' Voix céleste (GG)       54
      2 2/3' Quinte (fr. Mélodie)    --              4' Principal (fr. 8')      --
          2' Flautino (fr. Mélodie)  --              4' Flûte d'Amour (fr. Bdn) --
      1 3/5' Tierce (fr. Dulciane)   --              4' Violina (fr. 8')        --
          8' Trompette               85          2 2/3' Nazard (fr. Bdn)        --
          4' Clairon (fr. Trompette) --              2' Piccolo (fr. Bdn)       --
                                                     8' Hautbois                73
             PÉDALE                                  4' Soprano (fr. Hautbois)  --
         16' Bourdon                 44                 Tremolo
         16' Bourdon doux (Réc)      --
          8' Bourdon (fr. 16')       --
          8' Flûte (GO Mélodie)      --
          8' Violoncello (Réc VDG)   --
         16' Bombardon (GO Tromp.)   --
    
             COUPLERS (Gallery console)                 COMBINATIONS
             Gallery Organ Couplers:                    Gal. Generaux      5  (toe)
             G.O. à la Pédale         8                 Gal. Grand Orgue   5  (thumb)
             Récit à la Pédale        8  4              Gal. Récit         5  (thumb)
             Positif à la Pédale      8  4              Gal. Positif       5  (thumb)
             Solo à la Pédale         8  4              Gal. Solo          5  (thumb)
             Pédale Muette                              Gal. Pédale        5  (thumb)
             Grand Orgue             UO  4              Sanc. Generaux     2  (thumb)
             Récit au G.O.        16  8  4              Sanc. Grand Orgue  4  (thumb)
             Positif au G.O.      16  8  4              Sanc. Récit        4  (thumb)
             Solo au G.O.         16  8  4              Sanc. Pédale       3  (thumb)
             Positif              16     4
             Récit au Positif     16  8  4              REVERSIBLES
             Solo au Positif      16  8  4              G.O. à la Pédale      (thumb)
             Récit                16 UO  4              Récit à la Pédale     (thumb)
             Solo au Récit            8                 Positif à la Pédale   (thumb)
             Solo                 16     4              Solo à la Pédale      (thumb)
             G.O. au Solo             8                 Récit au G.O.         (thumb)
             Récit au Solo            8                 Positif au G.O.       (thumb)
             Union des Expressions                      Solo au G.O.          (thumb)
               (All Swells to Swell)                    Récit au Positif      (thumb)
             Sanctuary Organ Couplers:                  Grand Jeu (Sforzando) (toe)
             G.O. à la Pédale         8
             Récit à la Pédale        8                 INDICATORS
             Récit au G.O.            8                 Grand Jeu (light)
             Appel Sanctuaire                           Crescendo (dial)
             Alternateur                                Wind
                                                        Voltmeter
             BALANCED EXPRESSION SHOES
             Récit                                      MISCELLANEOUS
             Positif                                    Voix humaine expression box
             Solo                                         (closed and three open settings)
             Crescendo                                  Rappel
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-06-28]
    
    
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