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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1106, 1936)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1106, 1925)

Location:

St. Matthew's R.C. Church/Holy Spirit Parish
1030 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863 US
Church
Organ ID: 7887

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Kyle Genesse on June 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP), EP ventil, Information unknown or not applicable
  • 60 ranks. 3,607 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 70 stops. 56 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 May 13, 2018.

Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.

Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.

Solo:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.

Aerial:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 70
  • Registers: 56
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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: 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 Thumb 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.

Gallery:
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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: Drawknobs.
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.

Chancel:
  • Built by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: SSOS Multisystem 2
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Kyle Genesse on June 22, 2020.
Database Manager on March 29, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on May 04, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Brian Michael Page. -- Gallery console is Casavant 4 manual. Manuals are marked (from bottom up) First Organ, Second Organ, Third Organ, Fourth Organ (Great, Swell, Choir, Solo, respectively). Consultant for the build was George Ashdown Audsley.

We received the most recent update for this note from Kyle Genesse on June 27, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from H. R. Austin residence, Beach Bluff, Marblehead, MA in 1936. Relocation performed by Thomas DuPont. 8 division. Aerial Organ in floor at front of church not operating. In 1990 the 2nd console in chancel was installed from Aeolian Skinner 1953, #1255, (3m-75st) from 1st Presbyterian, Fort Wayne, IN.

We received the most recent update for this note from Kyle Genesse on June 27, 2020.
Copied from the factory specifications dated in 1924: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018

Left stopjamb: Photograph from an archival source: Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018

Right stopjamb: Photograph from an archival source: Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018

Console center: Photograph from an archival source: Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018

Swell shoes: Photograph from an archival source: Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018

Chancel and stained glass window: Photograph from an archival source: Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-17

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