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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1344, 1929)

Location:

Ascension of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church
375 Kitchener Ave.
Westmount, QC H3Z 2G1 CA
Organ ID: 2112

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 06, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 55 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 44 stops. 52 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 06, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 44
  • Registers: 52
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 06, 2019.
Database Manager on July 17, 2017:

During the summer of 1972, the organ was cleaned and releathered by François Caron, who was the Montreal representative of Casavant Frères Ltée at the time. In 1989, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the parish, the organ was once again completely restored by the same company, at a cost of approximately $86,000. The major part of the renovations was the releathering of all the pouchboards, stop actions and expression motors. SSLL switching was installed and the pedalboard was re-shoed. The instrument was also revoiced to make it brighter and louder. The rededication of the organ took place on April 9, 1989. One week later, Phillips Motley, who was, at the time, the music director at the church, played the inaugural recital. In 2007, the parish initiated an ambitious five-year restoration project with Alain Baumgarten who, for more than 30 years, was responsible for the maintenance of the instrument. The Great division swell box was removed in 2012. (from www.musiqueorguequebec.ca)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Dedication recital by Lynnwood Farnam (Church of the Holy Communion, New York City) on January 13, 1930; a second recital was played by Pietro A. Yon, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on May 07, 2019.

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