Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 700, 1917)

Location:

Emmanuel Church, Episcopal
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 US
Organ ID: 8937

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 27, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 120 ranks. 7,311 pipes. 10 divisions. 4 manuals. 107 stops. 136 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 June 27, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 10
  • Stops: 107
  • Registers: 136
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 27, 2018.
Database Manager on September 16, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Buckwalter. -- Moved to China in 2007. Installation (with changes) scheduled for 2017.

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

Database Manager on August 07, 2012:

Updated through online information from Henry Lachance. -- I occasionally attend this church to hear their Sunday morning Bach Cantata program.

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

Database Manager on November 29, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 52-rank gallery organ located in cases to each side of the gallery window; the 63-rank chancel organ is located in chambers in the front; the 5-rank chapel organ is playable from the Swell manual.

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

Database Manager on October 19, 2009:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was relocated to Gulangyu Island in China where it resides in an organ museum -- the former villa of a wealthy Chinese merchant -- along with a Norman & Beard relocated from England. The organ(s) were purchased by piano collector Hu Youyin. The Casavant was shipped in 2007.

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 1990.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Designed by Lynnwood Farnham. Chancel organ was rebuilt from the church's previous Hutchings 1890 Op. 216, 3-52. Offered for sale through the Organ Clearing House in 2004."

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

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Organ Case: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1917-03-21

Console: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1917-03-21

Console: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1917-03-21

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