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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2179, 1953)

Location:

St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral
472 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3E6 CA
Organ ID: 46064

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 July 07, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 54 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 47 stops. 55 registers.
Great, Swell, Choir, Antiphonal, Pedal, Antiphonal Pedal:
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on July 07, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 55
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on July 07, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on July 07, 2020:

The original organ was built by Charles Summer Warren, of Montréal, in 1871. In 1918, the instrument was rebuilt and enlarged by Karn-Morris/Woodstock, of Woodstock, ON. It was again completely rebuilt, incorporating much of the original pipework, by Casavant Frères, of St Hyacinthe, QC, in 1952/1953. In 1976, they further modified and added to the instrument when the Choir division was moved to the west of the Great division and left unenclosed. A Trompette-en-Chamade was added in 1997 by Guilbault-Thérien, of St Hyacinthe. In 2012, the 1970s Contrabass was replaced by an Open Wood made by C.S. Haskell, of Philadelphia, in the 1920s.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 07, 2020.

Database Manager on January 30, 2010:

Identified by Rae Bolton from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture. -- Damaged by collapse of church wall July 4 2000; Repaired by Ross Dodington

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 07, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-11-22

Chancel: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-12-20

Cathedral interior to rear: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-07-19

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-05-27

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