Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1662, 1940)

Originally Granville Wood & Son (1890)

Location:

Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit
1000 Ste. Anne Street
Detroit, MI 48216 US
Organ ID: 5456

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Joe Moss on November 30, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 26 ranks. 1,609 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 26 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 26
  • Registers: 24
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by Matthias Reed, who has heard or played the organ.
Organ has since been repaired.

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

Database Manager on December 05, 2016:

Updated through online information from Matthias Reed.
Blower motor dead.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- This was a rebuild with tonal changes to the 1887 Granville Wood & Son instrument; it was to be restored ca. 2000 by John D. Lyon of Eastpointe, MI, and Wayne T. Warren of Apollo Beach, FL - the latter the former organist of the church.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of 1887 Granville Wood & Son tracker, using case and pipework, with new EP chests and additional pipework.

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:

Organ case and church Church interior, ca. 1986.: Photograph by Wayne T. Warren.

Organ case: Photograph by Matthias Reed.

Church interior to gallery and organ case: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-05-04

Console: Photograph by Roman Lizak, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-05-04

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