Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 657, 1916)

Location:

Second Congregational Church
60 Highland St.
West Newton, MA 02465 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 47727

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 49 ranks. 3,168 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 50 stops. 44 registers.
All:
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 50
  • Registers: 44
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb 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 February 14, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Rebuilt and enlarged to 4/65 by Casavant in 1987.

We received the most recent update for this note 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:

Organ facade in chancel: Photograph from an archival source: The American Architect, Vol. CXI, No. 2157, March 21 1917, pg. 185, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1917

Chancel with facades, and left transept facade: Photograph from an archival source: The American Architect, Vol. CXI, No. 2157, March 21 1917, pg. 192, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1917

Sanctuary interior showing rear gallery with Echo chamber: Photograph from an archival source: The American Architect, Vol. CXI, No. 2157, March 21 1917, pg. 188, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1917

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