Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3719, 1997)

Location:

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
815 High Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 US
Organ ID: 10837

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 08, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 68 ranks. 3,904 pipes. 7 divisions. 3 manuals. 51 stops. 84 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 08, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 84
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 08, 2018.
Database Manager on June 25, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- A 32' 12-pipe extension of the Grand Orgue 16' Violon was added by Casavant in 2009; the open wood pipes are located along the rear wall to each side of the entry doors and the Antiphonal; notes 1-6 are Haskell'd and 7-12 are full-length.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 16, 2007:

Updated through online information from Stanley R. Scheer. -- The initial installation of the organ in 1993 included the complete Grand Orgue, R‚cit and P‚dale divisions, along with the Tuba in the Choeur. The instrument was completed in 1997. The main organ is located on the left side of the chancel with openings into the chancel and nave. Oak casework and speaking facade pipes are visible at the front of the nave. The Antiphonal Organ is mounted high on the back wall of the nave.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1998.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist and notes from Stanley R. Scheer
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Pipe Display: Photograph by Jason Sturges. Taken on 2017-02-17

Church Interior, Pipe Displays, and Chamber Grillework.: Photograph by Jason Sturges. Taken on 2017-02-17

Antiphonal Pipe Displays: Photograph by Jason Sturges. Taken on 2017-02-17

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