Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2769, 1964)

Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention

Location:

Holy Angels R.C. Cathedral
640 Tyler Street
Gary, IN 46402 US
Organ ID: 44320

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 33 ranks. 1,721 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery 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: 25
  • Registers: 25
  • 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: 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 21, 2012:

Updated through information submitted by Stephen J. Schnurr. -- The contract for Casavant Opus 2769 was dated May 10, 1962, with completion set for January of 1964. Lawrence Phelps, Casavant's tonal director, visited the cathedral several months before the contract was signed. At that time, he expressed concern over the use of acoustical plaster in the church, requesting that it be painted in a way to seal the pores. Installation and tonal finishing began in January 1964 and was completed by March 5, 1964. Bishop Grutka blessed the organ on Laetare Sunday, March 28, 1965. A recital followed, given by cathedral organist, Richard Forrest Woods.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2011:

Updated through online information from James Krasne.

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

Database Manager on January 31, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on October 12, 2009:

Identified by Rae Bolton from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
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.
Pipe Scales: Open In New Tab Documentation for 2012 Chicago OHS Convention
Document created on 2012-01-19
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave and organ gallery: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Nave and organ gallery: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Nave and Gallery Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Console and pipe display: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Console: Left stop jamb: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Console: nameplate and couplers: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Console: Right stop jamb: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Stained glass window: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Stained glass window: Photograph by William T. van Pelt. Taken on 2011-11-11

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-15

Cathedral interior from floor: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-15

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-05-15

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