Pipe Organ Database

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Hill, Norman & Beard (1956)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 694, 1917)

Location:

Central United Church
131 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 0W5 CA
Organ ID: 51958

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Church of Canada
  • The organ is unaltered 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)
  • 3 manuals. 44 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 44
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action 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 26, 2018:

Updated by Jason Barnsley, who maintains the organ.
The organ is undergoing phased restoration by Jason Barnsley. The water damage was repaired in 2016 and in 2017 the Choir and Upper Swell primary rails, which were in original 1917 leather were rebuilt.

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

Database Manager on September 05, 2014:

Updated through online information from Kent Brocklebank. -- At present, the organ is unplayable due to water damage in the blower room. Repairs are scheduled for Oct 2014. The organ is still used on a weekly basis.

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

Database Manager on August 31, 2013:

Identified through online information from William A. Gaskarth. -- Rebuild of existing Casavant organ of 1917.

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

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