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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 766, 1918)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 91, 1898)

Location:

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
2267 Brunswick Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2Y9 CA
Church
Organ ID: 47854

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 39 ranks. 2,212 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 35 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: 35
  • Registers: 35
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 May 07, 2017:

Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture. Rebuild of Op. 91.

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

Database Manager on November 22, 2014:

Updated through online information from Hugh Creighton. -- Choir was originally unenclosed. This division was enclosed in 1917 renovation

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

Database Manager on October 03, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- This was a rebuild with new console and electrification of 1898 Casavant Op. 91 that was damaged with the church by the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.

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:

Gallery and Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1955-05-04

Console and Unidentified Organist: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1955-05-04

Organ Façade in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Clyde Dollimount. Taken on 1980-04-05

Nave and Altar: Photograph by Clyde Dollimount. Taken on 1980-04-05

Organ Case: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

Organ Case Detail: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

Keydesk: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

Keydesk: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

Keydesk - Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

Keydesk - Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

Keydesk - Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Daniel Hopkins. Taken on 2012-04-09

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