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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2605, 1960)

Location:

St. Joseph's Seminary
Dunwoodie
Yonkers, NY 10704 US
SS Peter & Paul Chapel
Organ ID: 8233

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Status and Condition:

  • 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)
  • 41 ranks. 3 manuals. 30 stops. 34 registers.
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:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 30
  • Registers: 34
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe 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.
Database Manager on September 09, 2005:

Online update from Fr. George Hafemann -- The organ is located in the rear gallery, on a raised platform. It is entirely unenclosed, except for a four-rank Swell. The original console sits under and perpendicular to the organ. Casavant installed a new, all-electric, French-terrace style console at the front of the nave in 1996. This is the "primary" console, and is wired such that it locks out the gallery console when in use. Two stops were changed in 1996. The original Krummhorn in the Positiv was of rather small scale, and rarely stayed in tune. A new Krummhorn was installed and has proven to be much more useful and stable. In the Swell, the original 4' Oboe was moved up, and a new bottom octave installed, yielding an 8' stop. The chests and reservoirs were all releathered between Summer 1998 and Spring 1999.

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

2nd console added 1960's on north side of chancel by Delaware Organ Co., moved 1983 to south side. Enlarged 1996 by Casavant with new chancel console (ss controls). [Chapel also had 1895 Odell Op. 335 and 1942 Atlas Organ Co.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i> February 1962
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel looking towards gallery: Photo courtesy of Casavant Frères. Taken on 2010-01-17

Chapel interior to front: Photograph from an archival source: Seminary Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-08-23

Chapel interior to gallery and organ case: Photograph from an archival source: Seminary Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-04-03

Chapel exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Seminary Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-01-09

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