The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. James United Church
463 Saint-Catherine Street West
Montréal, Québec H3A 2E4 Canada

OHS Database ID 56717.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
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 August 9, 2017.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 54 stops. 63 registers. 61 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The tonal director was Stephen Stoot. (Database Manager. October 1, 2015)
  • According to the purchase agreement (July 1938), Casavant was to install the organ by December 18, 1938 (only five months later) at a cost of $16,000. Casavant reused almost all of the 1909 Warren pipework on new windchests; compasses were expanded to 68 notes (manuals) and 32 notes (pedal). The Wadsworth facade was moved forward by two feet to accommodate the enlarged instrument. (Steven E. Lawson. August 8, 2017)
  • In 2012, Orgues Létourneau restored the organ, and updated the Casavant console. (Steven E. Lawson. Unknown)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Andrew Forrest, "The organ at St. James United Church, Montréal," The Diapason, January 2014

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    St. James United Church
    
    Casavant Frères Ltée.   Opus 1608   1938               4 manuals, 54 stops, 61 ranks
    ____________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                                 SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Diapason          68             16' Lieblich Bourdon        68
          8' Diapason I               68              8' Open Diapason           68
          8' Diapason II              68              8' Harmonic Flute          68
          8' Gemshorn                 68              8' Lieblich Gedackt        68
          8' Hohl Flute               68              8' Viola da Gamba          68
          8' Rohr Flute               68              8' Voix Celeste            68
          4' Principal                68              8' Viola Ætheria           68
          4' Flute                    68              4' Octave                  68
      2 2/3' Twelfth                  61              4' Flute                   68
          2' Fifteenth                61              2' Flautino                61
             Mixture IV              244                 Mixture III            183
             Mixture III             183             16' Bassoon                 68
         16' Contra Fagotto           68              8' Cornopean               68
          8' Trumpet                  68              8' Oboe                    68
          4' Clarion                  68              8' Vox Humana              68
             Chimes (Ch)                              4' Clarion                 68
                                                         Tremulant
             CHOIR ORGAN                                 Harp (Ch)
         16' Lieblich Gedackt         68                 Chimes (Ch)
          8' Gamba                    68
          8' Spitz Flute              68                 SOLO ORGAN
          8' Lieblich Flute           68              8' Stentorphone             68
          8' Flute Celeste            68              8' Doppel Flute             68
          8' Dulciana                 68              8' German Gamba             68
          4' Flute Octaviante         68              8' Concert Flute            68
      2 2/3' Nazard                   61              4' Violina                  68
          2' Piccolo                  61              8' Cor Anglais (free reed)  68
      1 3/5' Tierce                   61              8' Orchestral Oboe          68
          8' Clarinet                 68                 Tremulant
             Tremulant                                8' Tuba (10" wind)          68
          8' Tuba (So)                --                 Harp (Ch)
             Harp                     61 bars            Chimes (Ch)
             Chimes                   20 tubes
    
             PEDAL ORGAN
         32' Acoustic Bass (10 2/3') 12
         16' Open Diapason           44
         16' Violone                 44
         16' Bourdon                 56
         16' Gemshorn (ext Gt)       12
         16' Lieblich Bourdon (Sw)   --
          8' Bass Flute (fr. Open)   --
          8' Viola (fr. Violone)     --
         32' Bombarde (ext Trombone) 12
         16' Trombone                44
         16' Bassoon (Sw)            --
          8' Trumpet (fr. Trombone)  --
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-08-08]
    
    
  • Typed stoplist. Source: Andrew Forrest, "The organ at St. James United Church, Montréal," The Diapason, January 2014 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.