Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1367, 1930/1998)

Location:

Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen Street E
Toronto, ON M5C 2Z3 CA
Organ ID: 8726

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Church of Canada
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 25, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 125 ranks. 7,820 pipes. 9 divisions. 5 manuals. 98 stops. 118 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 12, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 98
  • Registers: 118
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 12, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 25, 2020:

The manuals feature expression selectors. There is also a Pedal Divide.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 25, 2020.

Database Manager on December 24, 2010:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Console, combination action, and electrical wiring updated by Casavant in 1998.

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 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Pitman chests. 7820 pipes. Remote EP combination action converted to Corlis, SS, 2 levels in 1983, relays to SS Logic System in 1987.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from www.musiqueorguequebec.ca website: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 13, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by René Troost. Taken on 2018-10-09

Console: Photograph by René Troost. Taken on 2018-10-09

Church Interior: Photograph by René Troost. Taken on 2018-10-09

Console: Photograph by Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1930

Church exterior: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-12-23

Shows the hinged manuals of the five manual console, raised, with view of expression selectors.: Photograph by Sasha Achtemichuk, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-11-25

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