The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Notre Dame R.C. Church
446 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

OHS Database ID 47351.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 27, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 44 stops. 40 registers. 48 ranks. 3057 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. December 6, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Michael J. Garceau. (Database Manager. January 16, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Rev. Peter Joyce.
    On December of 2015, the motor burnt out completely. In 2016, it was rebuilt and modernized to more efficient and much quieter engine. This work was completed by Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. The organ still needs repairs to many of the pouches and there are some dead keys as a result, but it is played every week as part of our parish worship (Database Manager. November 27, 2016)

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1914)
Organ case in the rear gallery. Photograph by Stephen St. denis 2020-03-10
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Stephen St. Denis 2020-03-10
Console. Photograph by Stephen St. Denis 2020-03-10
Organ case in the rear gallery showing the nave. Photograph by Stephen St. Denis 2020-03-10

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
          Southbridge, Massachusetts
          Notre Dame R. C. Church
    
          Casavant   Op. 649   1916   4/48
    
          Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
          St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
          ___________________________________________________
    
          GRAND ORGUE                 POSITIF (exp)
    A 16' Montre           61      8' Principal            68
         (1-7 Pédale Bourdon)      8' Mélodie              68
    A  8' Montre           68      8' Dulciane             68
    G  8' Gambe            68      8' Viole d'Orchestre    68
    A  8' Flûte Double     68      4' Flûte Douce          68
    G  8' Gemshorn         68      8' Clarinette           68
    G  4' Prestant         68      8' Cor Anglais          68
    G  4' Flûte Harmonique 68         Trémolo
    G  2' Doublette        61         Sub
    G  V  Mixture         305         Super
    G  8' Trompette        61
    G  4' Clairon          61         SOLO
    G     Grave                    8' Stentorphone         68
    A     Aiguë                    8' Grosse Flûte         68
                                     (double bouche)
          RÉCIT                    8' Violoncelle          68
      16' Bourdon          68      4' Flûte                68
       8' Principal        68      8' Tuba Mirabilis       68
       8' Bourdon          68      8' Hautbois d'Orchestre 68
       8' Viole de Gambe   68         Trémolo
       8' Voix Céleste  tc 56         Sub
       4' Principal        68         Super
       4' Flûte Traverse   68
       2' Octavin          61         PÉDALE
       V  Cornet          340     16' Flûte Ouverte        30
       8' Trompette        68     16' Bourdon              30
       8' Hautbois         68     16' Violon               30
       8' Voix Humaine     68      8' Flûte                12
          Trémolo                  8' Bourdon              12
          Grave                    8' Violoncelle          12
          Aiguë                   16' Bombarde             30
                                   8' Trompette            12
    
         [Received online from Jeff Scofield December 8, 2010]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.