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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2729, 1991)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2729, 1963)

Location:

Calvary Episcopal Church
315 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US
Church
Organ ID: 47732

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on January 17, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 138 ranks. 7,626 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 97 stops. 106 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 19, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 97
  • Registers: 106
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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 Thumb Pistons
  • 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
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 19, 2018.
Database Manager on February 14, 2011:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed as Op. 2729 in 1963; the 1991 work included rebuilding, tonal changes, additions and a new console; some tonal changes by Luley & Associates in 2004.

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 January 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-06-30

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