The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral
219 Eighteenth Avenue, SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 0C2 Canada

OHS Database ID 48919.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 18, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 35 stops. 41 registers. 40 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top.

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 toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The tonal director was Stephen Stoot. (Database Manager. Unknown)
  • Updated through online information from William Gaskarth. -- I am familar with this instrument and have played it many times. It was orginally 22 stops, but was completed in 1964. (Database Manager. April 29, 2012)

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           Calgary, Alberta
           St. Mary's Cathedral, R. C.
    
           Casavant   Op. 2394   1957   3/40
           ___________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                           CHOIR 
    
       16' Quintaton         61         8' Cor de Nuit    68 +
        8' Principal         61         8' Spitzzflöte    68 +
        8' Getalgedackt      61         8' Unda Maris     61 +
        8' Gemshorn          61         4' Gemshorn       68 +
        4' Octave            61         4' Koppelflöte    68 +
        4' Spitzflöte        61     2 2/3' Nazard         61 +
    2 2/3' Twelfth           61         2' Blockflöte     61 +
        2' Fifteenth         61     1 3/5' Tierce         61 +
       IV  Fourniture       244         8' Rohrschalmei   68 +
        8' Trompette         61 a          Tremulant
           Unison Off                      Sub
           Super                           Unison Off
                                           Super
           SWELL
                                           PEDAL
        8' Spitzprincipal    68
        8' Rohrflöte         68        16' Gemshorn       32 +
        8' Viole de Gambe    68        16' Subbass        32
        8' Viole Celeste     61        16' Quintaton      GT
        4' Prestant          68        16' Cor de Nuit    12 +
        2' Harmonic Gedeckt  68         8' Spitzprincipal 32
      III  Plein Jeu        183         8' Rohrgedeckt    32
       16' Cor Anglais       68         8' Cor de Nuit    CH +
        8' Trumpet           68     5 1/3' Quint          32 +
        4' Clarion           68         4' Blockflöte     32 +
           Tremulant                    4' Cor de Nuit    CH +
           Sub                         16' Trompette      12 +
           Unison Off                  16' Cor Anglais    SW 
           Super 
    
        a  Added 1964; hooded, on high pressure
        +  Added 1964
    
             [Received from Jeff Scofield February 18, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.