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Metropolitan United Church
900 Johnson St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3N4 Canada

OHS Database ID 60547.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 10, 2017.
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Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 49 stops. 56 registers. 56 ranks. 3200 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Originally installed in 1910 as 4/50 Op. 400; new console and Pedal additions in 1966; upon merging with First United Church, the building was sold to the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 1997; the console was disconnected when the chancel was renovated to become a stage. The organ was renovated by Grant Smalley in 2010 and an older Casavant console was rebuilt and updated to serve as the present console. (Database Manager. September 10, 2017)

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           Victoria, British Columbia
           Metropolitan United Church
    
           Casavant   Op. 400   1910   4/50
           Casavant   Op. 400   1966   4/56
           __________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                          CHOIR
    
       16' Double Open        68       8' Open Diapason    68
        8' 1st Open Diapason  68       8' Melodia          68
        8' 2nd Open Diapason  68       8' Dulciana         68
        8' Violin Diapason    61       4' Harmonic Flute   68
        8' Doppelflöte        68       4' Violina          68
        8' Stopped Diapason   61       2' Flageolet        61
        8' Salicional         61       8' Clarinet         68
        4' Octave             68          Tremulant
        4' Waldflöte          61          Sub
    2 2/3' Twelfth            68          Super
        2' Fifteenth          61
      III  Mixture           183          SOLO
        8' Trumpet            61
        8' Posaune            68       8' Grossflöte       68
           Chimes             25       8' Gamba            68
                                       4' Harmonic Flute   68
           SWELL                       2' Harmonic Piccolo 61
                                       8' Tuba             68
       16' Bourdon            68       8' Cor Anglais      68
        8' Open Diapason      68          Tremulant
        8' Clarabella         68          Sub
        8' Stopped Diapason   68          Super
        8' Viola di Gamba     68
        8' Voix Céleste       56          PEDAL
        8' Aeoline            68
        4' Principal          68      32' Double Open       5
        4' Flauto Traverso    68      16' Open Diapason    30
        2' Piccolo            61      16' Open Diapason    GT
      III  Cornet            204      16' Bourdon          30
       16' Bassoon            68      16' Violone          30
        8' Cornopean          68      16' Gedeckt          SW
        8' Oboe               68       8' Octave           12
        8' Vox Humana         68       8' Bourdon          12
           Tremulant                   8' Violoncello      12
           Sub                         4' Choralbass       30 *
           Super                       4' Nachthorn        30 *
                                      IV  Mixture         120 *
                                      16' Trombone         30
                                       8' Trumpet          12
    
        *  These stops were handwritten on the spec, but were
           marked OK with initials; so, it is assumed that
           these stops were added to the final specification.
    
            [Received from Jeff Scofield September 11, 2017]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.