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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 3636, 1987)

Location:

Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254 US
Hill Music Building, Recital Hall
Organ ID: 1

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 53 ranks. 2,685 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 36
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

The first twelve notes of the Grand Orgue Bourdon 16 are on an EP chest. The rest of the organ is on straight slider chests.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on January 26, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jim Cook.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 04, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 16, 2004:

The original plan did not call for a Full Organ piston, and a reversible toe stud for the Clochettes was installed where one normally expects a Full Organ toe stud to be. Two months later, the Clochettes toe stud was moved to the opposite side of the knee board, and a Full Organ toe stud installed. There is still no Full Organ thumb piston on the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Gift of Distinguished Alumnus Coleman Cooper.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Copied from the factory specifications: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from Jim Cook
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on August 13, 2018.

Stoplist taken from original contract: Open In New Tab Original document from Nick Andrews. Originally published 2017-12-14
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Taken from Specification Notes: Open In New Tab Original document from Nick Andrews. Originally published 0017-12-14
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Proposed Specification for an Organ for Birmingham-Southern College: Open In New Tab Initial proposal and specification, later modified.
Document created on 1980-12-15
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Proposed Stoplist: Open In New Tab Stoplist with pencil notes added.
Document created on 1981-06-10
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Proposed Stoplist: BSC Counter-Proposal: Open In New Tab Annotated Stoplist.
Document created on 1981-06-10
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Façade; full height, diagonal view.: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 1988-01-14

Organ Case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-12-21

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