The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church (Oak Bay)
1701 Elgin Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 5L7 Canada

OHS Database ID 53284.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 December 3, 2018.
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Technical Details

Tubular pneumatic key action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 12 stops. 14 registers. 12 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. (Database Manager. September 5, 2014)
  • New pipework (17 ranks) and parts supplied by Casavant 1985-86. (Jeff Scofield. December 3, 2018)

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Freres Archives
       Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia
       St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church
       Casavant   Op. 890   1921   2/12
       GREAT                    SWELL                       PEDAL
    8' Open Diapason  61     8' Open Diapason    73     16' Bouron       30
    8' Melodia        61     8' Stopped Diapasom 73     16' Echo Bourdon **
    8' Dulciana       61     8' Gamba            73      8' Flute        12
    4' Principal      61     8' Voix Celeste     61
    4' Harmonic Flute 61     4' Geigen Principal 73     **  Bourdon on
       Tremulant             8' Closed Horn      73         soft wind
                           ADDITIONS BY CONTRACT DATE
    18 Feb 1985 - Great Principal 8', new pipes
                  Pedal Principal 8', ext. to 4', 44 new pipes
    11 Sep 1985 - Grand Choeur Bourdon 8' (13-61), 49 new metal pipes
                  Grand Choeur Prestant 4', 61 pipes
                  Grand Choeur Flute 2', 61 pipes
                  Grand Choeur Cornet II, 122 pipes
                  Grand Choeur Mixture IV, 244 pipes
                  Récit Trumpet 8' = existing Closed Horn 8', revoiced
                     with new Dom Bedos shallots and new tongues.  All
                     caps will be removed and CC resonator will be new.
                     Existing CC resonator will become CC#. The 
                     resonators will be cut dead-length.
    13 Jan 1986 - Récit Mixture III 1' pitch, 183 new pipes
                  Récit Quinte 1-1/3', 61 new pipes
                  Récit Douçaine 16', 61 new pipes
                  Pédale Bombarde 16', 1-12 L/2, 32 new pipes
                     with unit chests and related accessories
                  [Received from Jeff Scofield December 3, 2018]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Freres Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.