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Casavant Frères (Opus 3293-A, 2013)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3293, 1975)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
167 Ripley Blvd.
Alpena, MI 49707 US
Organ ID: 53156

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 16 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 13 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 13
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from Shawn P. Keith. -- All original Casavant pipework and windchests retained. Swell 8' Trumpet relocated to Great, replaced on chest with 8' Oboe. 16' Posaune prepared for future addition. Original console fitted with Peterson solid-state combination action.

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

Database Manager on August 28, 2014:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by Shawn P. Keith, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Three ranks added to the original instrument. 8' Oboe replaced the original Swell 8' Trumpet, which was moved to the Great on a new three-rank unit chest atop the original case, exposed, with the new 8' Flute Douce and 4' Gemshorn. Upper level has a separate blower. Solid-state relay and combination action added, and a Pedal 16' Posaune left in prepared-for status.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console December, 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Pipe Display: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2013-05-29

Console: Photograph by Andrew A. Clark. Taken on 2017-11-11

Church Interior to balcony: Photograph by Andrew A. Clark. Taken on 2017-11-11

Organ Case in Chancel: Photograph by Andrew A. Clark. Taken on 2017-11-11

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