Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant (Opus 1068, 1925)

Location:

St-Joseph
70, rue St-Joseph sud
Alma, QC G8B 3E4 CA
Organ ID: 55923

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 20, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 28 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 24 stops. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on January 20, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to 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 Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on January 20, 2019.
Database Manager on January 20, 2019:

The case originally spread across the rear of the gallery, blocking the window; in 1951, the case was divided to each side of the window; the organ was restored by Casavant after a fire in the church in January 1927; Between 1960 and 1969, the reeds in the manual divisions were removed to make room for mutations. In 1979, Louis-Auguste Guillemette revoiced of the instrument, at the cost of $2,700. In 1983 the Marcel Bertrand organ firm completely revoiced the instrument and reintroduced two reed stops as well as a 3-rank Fourniture in the manual divisions.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on January 21, 2019.

Database Manager on August 06, 2015:

Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine.

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 21, 2019.

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