The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
805 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708


OHS Database ID 27255.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 21, 2010.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 47 registers. 54 ranks. 2997 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from Douglas W. Craw. (Database Manager. July 27, 2007)
  • Updated by Riley Wes Mitchell from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture. (Database Manager. October 5, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. July 21, 2010)

Online Documents

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Console and Pipework. Photograph by Gerald A Mossner 2019-09-21

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
         Bay City, Michigan
         First Presbyterian Church
         Casavant   Op. 3568   1983   3/54
         Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
         St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
         GRAND ORGUE                         POSITIF EXPRESSIF
     16' Bourdon              61          8' Principal étroit  61
      8' Montre               61          8' Bourdon           61   
      8' Flûte à cheminée     61          8' Flûte douce       61
      4' Prestant             61          8' Flûte céleste  tc 49
      4' Flûte                61          4' Octave            61
      2' Doublette            61          4' Flûte à fuseau    61
    III  Cornet              183      2 2/3' Nazard            61
     IV  Fourniture          244          2' Quarte de nazard  61
      8' Trompette            61      1 3/5' Tierce            61
         Chimes                       1 1/3' Larigot           61
                                         IV  Cymbale          244
         RÉCIT                            8' Cromorne          61
     16' Quintaton            61             Tremblant
      8' Flûte à pavillon     61          8' Trompette royale [pf]
      8' Viole de gambe       61             Harp
      8' Voix céleste      GG 54
      4' Principal            61             PÉDALE
      4' Flûte octaviante     61         32' Basse acoustique  --
      2' Octavin              61         16' Contrebasse       32
      V  Plein jeu           305         16' Soubasse          32
     16' Basson-hautbois L/2  12         16' Bourdon           GO
      8' Trompette harmonique 61         16' Quintaton         RE
      8' Hautbois             61          8' Octavebasse       32
      4' Clairon harmonique   61          8' Bourdon           GO
         Tremblant                        4' Octave            32
         Unison Off                       4' Bourdon           GO
         Super                            V  Mixture          160
                                         32' Contre bombarde  [pf]
                                         16' Bombarde          32
                                         16' Basson-hautbois   RE
                                          8' Trompette         GO
                                          4' Cromorne          PO
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.