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Renaissance Pipe Organ Co. (2017)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1156, 1926)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
404 N. Dayton St.
Davison, MI 48423 US
Organ ID: 61317

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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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 17, 2018:

Updated by William M. Worden, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: David Hufford of Renaissance gave me this form of builder's attribution.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on February 26, 2018:

Identified through online information from William M. Worden. -- Updated by William M. Worden, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: David Hufford.
The organ has now been completely rebuilt in a cooperative project between Casavant and Renaissance Pipe Organ Company of Ann Arbor, MI. Any trace of the work Aebel did has been erased completely except that the Klann console has been retained, but its internals have been replaced and a Syndyne system installed. Some windchests beyond practical repair were replaced with Casavant chests from another organ. I'm not sure how the database should characterize the "builder" of this version of the instrument since there were two firms sharing the work. Renaissance did almost all the mechanical/electrical work and on-site work, Casavant rebuilt pipework and, I believe, made some new pipework as necessary, and a Casavant voicer did the tonal finishing.

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

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