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Casavant (Opus 1881, 1947)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1104, 1925)

Location:

University of Alberta at Edmonton
116 St. and 85 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6 CA
Convocation Hall
Organ ID: 46215

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on May 16, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 37 ranks. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 40 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on May 16, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 40
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 16, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on May 16, 2020:

This was a rebuild of 1925 3/29 Casavant Op. 1104; because the Great, Swell and Pedal were being expanded, the contract included moving the Choir division to the rear of the hall behind a new case, serving as a quasi-Echo division; a new 16-8-4 Trompette unit with French shallots replaced the existing Great/Pedal unit in 1966; a half-length Swell Fagotto 16 was added in 1967; when the hall was renovated in the mid-1970's, the organ was dispersed to become three practice organs and it was replaced by mechanical-action Casavant Op. 3358, located in the balcony; the old twin cases at the front of the hall just forward of the stage remain and now house lighting and sound equipment.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 16, 2020.

Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Updated through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The tonal director was Stephen Stoot. The cost was $11,850.00.

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

Database Manager on February 16, 2010:

Identified by Rae Bolton from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture. Rebuild of Op. 1104

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 Originally published October 22, 1946
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 16, 2020.

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