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Casavant (Opus 1564, 1937)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 249, 1906)

Location:

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
604 First Street, SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4W4 CA
Organ ID: 49010

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on January 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 31 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 33 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 January 03, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 33
  • 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 in vertical rows on angled 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 January 03, 2020.
Database Manager on January 03, 2020:

Installed as 2/24 tubular-pneumatic Casavant Op. 249 in 1906; Op. 1564 was for a rebuild as electro-pneumatic, new console and tonal changes; renovation and additions in 1955; the cathedral website says: In 2002, the Calgary Universal Foundation for the Organ generously provided funds for the complete restoration of the instrument, including the replacement of the electro-pneumatic combination system with a solid state switching system and solid state logic combination system of 128 levels of memory. The present instrument consists of 39 stops over three manuals and pedal.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on January 04, 2020.

Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The tonal director was Stephen Stoot. The cost was $ 5,450.00.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on January 04, 2020.

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