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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2593, 1960)

Location:

St. Therese of Lisieux R.C. Church
1 Saint Therese Court
Munhall, PA 15120-3799 US
Organ ID: 25969

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on January 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 32 ranks. 1,991 pipes. 6 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 21 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 21
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 25, 2015:

Updated through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The tonal director was Lawrence Phelps. The cost was $34,300.

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

Database Manager on February 09, 2015:

Updated through online information from Joseph Tuttle. -- The original contract spec was altered upon installation. The 8' Trompette in the Swell was replaced by a 8' Krummhorn, and an independent pedal division was installed in the Nave.

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

Database Manager on November 01, 2013:

Updated through online information from Scott Foppiano. -- The Antiphonal Organ also has its own pedal division which consists of the 8' Montre and the 4' Prestant with the addition of a 12-note 16' Contra Bass, extended down from the 8' and which is visible in the twin facades. I played there for one year and knew this organ well.

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

Database Manager on December 10, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Restored by Casavant in 1994.

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

Database Manager on May 05, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stanley R. Scheer. -- This is an unusual installation due to the low roof of the long quasi-A-frame building and the low walls. The three-division sanctuary organ is located in an elevated chamber at the front of the nave on the right side. The four-stop twelve-rank Nave Great division is located (along with the Bombarde division made up of three independent solo reeds) in an elevated position at the back of the nave, and is divided on two sides of the building. The Nave and Sanctuary organs each have their own crescendo pedal, but there are no toe studs whatsoever.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist and notes from Stanley R. Scheer
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console March 12, 2014
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave Organ: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2009-09-15

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2010-07-26

Chancel and chamber opening: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2010-07-26

Sanctuary interior to rear and nave organ: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2010-07-26

LeftNave Organ case: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2010-07-26

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2010-07-26

Left Stopjamb: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2009-10-27

Right Stopjamb: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2009-10-27

Console center: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2009-10-27

Console toe studs and swell shoes: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2009-10-27

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