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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2174, 1953)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Cathedral
1300 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003 US
Organ ID: 46059

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 46 ranks. 2,896 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 49
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 July 20, 2017:

In 2016, Schantz added a new 16-rank Orgue de Choeur division in the north transept along with a new console to play both the transept and gallery organs; they also renovated the Casavant gallery console from 1953 3/46 Op. 2174.

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. -- In 1996, a floor console was added that also plays a small second-hand organ located in the nuns gallery.

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

Database Manager on January 30, 2010:

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.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1953-07-11

Cathedral interior to rear, gallery and organ: Photograph by From cathedral Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 0020-05-30

Cathedral interior: Photograph by From cathedral Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 0020-04-21

Chancel and altar: Photograph by From cathedral Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-12-25

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by From cathedral Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-05-18

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