The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Scottish Rite Temple
4 Queen Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3R3 Canada

OHS Database ID 53414.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 5, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 3 divisions. 39 stops. 47 registers. 47 ranks. 2606 pipes. 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. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical 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.


  • Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. (Database Manager. September 6, 2014)
  • Updated by Andrew Graham, who has heard or played the organ.
    Also contains celesta and xylophone, playable from Ch or Sw.
    This is a grand old instrument. It is in need of restoration, or at least repair, although all the pipes sound. The celesta and xylophone are actual instruments, but not all notes function. The organ is used regularly for weddings and other ceremonies. The enclosed divisions do not speak directly into the room because of structural limitations, and thus are not well balanced with to the Gt and Ped divisions. (Database Manager. May 5, 2017)

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Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Andrew Graham 2016-06-03
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Andrew Graham 2016-06-03
Backrail Couplers and Builder Nameplate. Photograph by Andrew Graham 2016-06-03
Console. Photograph by Andrew Graham 2016-06-03
Pedalboard. Photograph by Andrew Graham 2016-06-03

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Taken from console by Andrew Graham

  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Scottish Rite Temple
    Casavant Frères Ltée.   Opus 972   1923   3 manuals, 39 stops, 47 ranks
                GREAT ORGAN                     SWELL ORGAN
            16' Double Open                 16' Bourdon 
             8' Diapason                     8' Diapason
             8' Second Diapason              8' Stopped Diapason
             8' Doppel Flute                 8' Viola di Gamba
             8' Salicional                   8' Voix Celeste
             4' Octave                       8' Dolcissimo
         2 2/3' Quint Flute                  4' Gemshorn
             2' Super Octave                 4' Flauto Traverso
                Mixture V                    2' Piccolo
             8' Trumpet                         Cornet V
                Chimes                       8' Cornopean
                Great Unison Off             8' Oboe
                Great 4'                     8' Vox Humana
                CHOIR ORGAN                     Swell 16'
             8' Diapason                        Swell Unison Off
             8' Melodia                         Swell 4'
             8' Viole d'Orchestre
             8' Dulciana                        PEDAL ORGAN
             4' Dolce Flute                 32' Double Open
             2' Flageolet                   16' Principal
             8' Clarinet                    16' Open Diapason
                Tremolo                     16' Bourdon
                Choir 16'                   16' Gedackt
                Choir Unison Off             8' Flute
                Choir 4'                     8' Bourdon
                                             8' Cello
                COUPLERS                    16' Trombone
                Great to Pedal 8'
                Swell to Pedal 8'               PERCUSSIONS
                Choir to Pedal 8'               Celesta to Swell
                Swell to Great 16'              Celesta to Choir
                Swell to Great 8'               Celesta to Choir 16'
                Swell to Great 4'               Xylophone to Swell
                Choir to Great 16'              Xylophone to Choir
                Choir to Great 8'
                Choir to Great 4'               EXPRESSION
                Swell to Choir 16'              Balanced Swell Pedal
                Swell to Choir 8'               Balanced Choir Pedal
                Swell to Choir 4'               Crescendo Pedal
          The Celesta and Xylophone are actual instruments,
          as might be found in a theatre organ.
    [Received from Andrew Graham  2017-05-05]
  • Typed stoplist. Source: Taken from console by Andrew Graham Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.