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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1873, 1947)

Originally Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 505, 1905)

Location:

St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church
530 Elizabeth Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 US
Organ ID: 8471

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 35 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 28 stops. 32 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 32
  • 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, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 May 30, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Timothy Tikker. -- Built by Pilcher, 1905; rebuilt by Casavant Freres in 1947 with new console, chests, winding, one additional rank (Vox Humana) and some extension pipes; tonally altered by Thomas Wood of Indianapolis in 1978, replacing some 2/3 of the original pipes; currently under renovation by Renaissance Pipe Organs of Ann Arbor. Organ is in twin cases to sides of rear gallery: Swell at organist's left, 18 facade pipes of Pedal 8' Octave; Great at organist's right, 12 facade pipes of Great 8' Principal (remaining facade pipes on both sides are dummies). NB: Address lsited is mailing address for church office. Church located on Kingsley street between Elizabth and State streets. -- Manuals have 68-note chests for super couplers; 61 notes on keyboards

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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
The Re-inauguration Concert of the Pipe Organ at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.: Open In New Tab History and Description, stoplist of the 1947 Casavant rebuild, and more
Document created on 2008-10-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1914).

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