Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2937, 1969)

Location:

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave.
Buckhannon, WV 26201 US
Wesley Chapel
Organ ID: 23978

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 75 ranks. 4,244 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 55 stops. 57 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 55
  • Registers: 57
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from Brett Miller.

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

Database Manager on May 09, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Console renovated and converted to solid-state. The chapel seats 1,800.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on April 10, 2021.

Database Manager on January 06, 2007:

Updated through online information from Brett Miller. -- The Rohrbough Memorial Organ in Wesley Chapel is the largest true pipe organ in the state of West Virginia.

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

Database Manager on September 08, 2006:

Identified through online information from Brett Miller.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior: Photograph by Rochelle Long. Taken on 2004-01-01

Chancel and organ from center aisle: Photograph by Brett Miller. Taken on 2004-01-01

"Organ façade, center.": Photograph by Rochelle Long. Taken on 2004-01-01

Console: Photograph by Rochelle Long. Taken on 2004-01-01

Left Stop Jamb: Pedal and Swell: Photograph by Dave Norment. Taken on 2017-12-03

Left Stop Jamb: Swell and Bells: Photograph by Dave Norment. Taken on 2017-12-03

Right Stop Jamb: Great and Positiv: Photograph by Dave Norment. Taken on 2017-12-03

Expression Pedals: Photograph by Dave Norment. Taken on 2017-12-03

Chancel, console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Kirsten Reneau, wvnews.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-02-25

Chapel interior to rear during WV UMC Annual Conference: Photograph by Chapel Facebook. Taken on 2015-06-15

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