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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2529, 1959)

Location:

St. Norbert Abbey
1016 North Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115 US
Abbey Church
Organ ID: 26257

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 40 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 22, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed.

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

Database Manager on August 29, 2012:

Updated through information received online from Rodney J. Weed -- Additions in 1959.

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

Database Manager on January 27, 2008:

Updated through information posted to Pipechat by Bart Agar -- The organ was designed by Prof. John Wright Harvey at the UW Madison School of Music. He was my teacher. The tonal design was done by Lawrence Phelps. This was his first instrument for the Casavant firm. De Pere is a small city four miles south of Green Bay, on the Fox river. ... The Abbey church itself is a fairly large stone building with stunning acoustics. On a humid day the reverb gets up to 5 seconds at least. The organ speaks down the entire length of the building.

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

Database Manager on June 02, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stanley R. Scheer.

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 copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Rodney Weed. Taken on 2007-10-20

Building Exterior: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-10-20

Chancel and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Rodney J. Weed. Taken on 2012-10-20

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