Casavant (Opus 2730, 1963)

Location:

Acadia University
School of Music
Wolfville, NS B0P 1Z1 CA
Organ ID: 2274

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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
  • 28 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on January 17, 2021.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Updated through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture. The tonal director was Lawrence Phelps.

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

Database Manager on September 03, 2016:

Updated through online information from John M. Scott.
In July 2013 a 10-bell Zimbelstern was added to the organ. This was a gift of the Class of 1963. The Zimbelstern is hidden from view, suspended from the top of the center tower, and is activated by a button on the left stop jamb. Also, while your records indicate the instrument is in an unaltered state, the original specification included a Holzregal. This was replaced with the Krumhorn in the 1980's. I am currently University Organist and was when the Zimbelstern was installed.

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

Database Manager on May 11, 2012:

Updated through online information from Gordon J Callon.

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

Database Manager on April 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from AB. -- Small correction in that the organ is associated with the Manning Memorial Chapel and not the School of Music, although music students studying organ usually have the privilege of using the instrument. There are also some small corrections to the stoplist. On this organ, Manual I is referred to as the Hauptwerke, not the "Great." You may want to note the Mixtur IV is 1'. Manual II is referred to as the Oberwerke, not the "Swell." You may want to note the Zimbel as II 1/4'. On the pedal, it is spelled Prinzipal on the stop (not Principal). Also, it is a Mixtur IV 1 1/3'.

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

Database Manager on April 15, 2012:

Updated through online information from AB. -- My apologies: although my teacher, the late Clarence Ledbetter, University Organist, referred to the "swell" (which isn't a swell anyway since it is not enclosed...) as the "Oberwerk," it is a Brustwerk.

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

Database Manager on March 04, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Devin Johnstone.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Phelps design, construction & installation supervised by Karl Wilhelm. Rear gallery installation.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Wind pressure, Hauptwerk 50mm, Brustwerk 45mm, Pedal 55mm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console February 27, 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Michael Olson on August 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ Façade: Photograph by Clyde Dollimount. Taken on 2012-01-01

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Gordon Callon. Taken on 2012-05-07

Organ Case: Photograph by Gordon Callon. Taken on 2012-05-07

Organ case from right side: Photograph by Devin Johnstone. Taken on 2011-02-27

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Devin Johnstone. Taken on 2011-02-27

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Devin Johnstone. Taken on 2011-02-27

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