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Casavant Frères Ltée. (1919)

Location:

St. James and St. John United Church
557 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB E1V 3M5 CA
Organ ID: 63502

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Church of Canada
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on February 02, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 22 ranks. 1,352 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 22 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 02, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 22
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 02, 2019.
Database Manager on February 02, 2019:

Updated by René Le Grand, listing this web site as a source of information: https://marconf.ca/45268-history-of-newcastle-pastoral-charge/.

The changes I propose seem to me to respect the situation in 1919.
Apparently the CASAVANT stoplist usually do such shortcut, but I think it to be historically detrimental.
The readers will not lose anything because the NOTES reconstruct the life span.
The organ was given to the church in 1919 by Lord Beaverbrook in memory of his father, the Rev. William Aitken. A new building was opened in 1963.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 03, 2019.

Database Manager on February 02, 2019:

Updated by René Le Grand

The opus 806 was a gift of lord Beaverbrook, William Maxwell \"Max\" Aitken, in memory of his father. The organ is located on a platform posed on the stage facing the assembly, at a distance of about three meters of a basket handle like arch.
(https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/image-image.aspx?id=8372#i3)
(...) organ rebuilt by Casavant in 1955 as opus 2288.

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Database Manager on November 25, 2018:

Upon church union in 1926, the congregation merged with St. John's Methodist Church to become St. James and St. John United Church; the church is in Newcastle, which became part of Miramichi in 1995; organ rebuilt by Casavant in 1955.

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

Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Freres Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

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