Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 906, 1921)

Location:

St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church
1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, NS B3K 1Z2 CA
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 48872

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 47 ranks. 2,990 pipes. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 43 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: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 43
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 10, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on October 03, 2011:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 4 wood ranks retained from the existing organ, which was removed by Casavant; the existing case was reused and altered 'to suit the place of the Echo Organ.' Refurbished in 1957 by Casavant and enlarged to 4/52 with a new console and tonal changes; renovated by Casavant in 1998 with tonal changes - enlarged to 4/56.

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:

Chancel and Pipe Facades: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1921-10-01

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1921-10-01

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