Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2698, 1961)

Location:

Assomption de Notre Dame
12960 ave. Wilson
Saint Hyacinthe, QC J2T 4X1 CA
Church
Organ ID: 1285

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Jeff Scofield on January 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 18 ranks. 936 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 14 registers.
Hauptwerk, Brustwerk, Pedale:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on January 14, 2021.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on January 14, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on January 14, 2021:

Installed in March 1961, this was the first mechanical action instrument built by Casavant. It was designed by Tonal Director Lawrence Phelps and Karl Wilhelm, who was then head of the mechanical organ department. The organ was installed in the gallery of the church as a protoptype that would be available as a demonstrator and then sold. However, the church purchased the instrument in 1963.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on January 14, 2021.

Database Manager on May 25, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Jim Steinborn. -- This is Casavant's first modern mechanical action instrument.

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

Database Manager on May 25, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Jim Steinborn.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on January 14, 2021.
Descriptive Brochure: Open In New Tab History and description, photographs, stoplist
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ and case: Photograph from an archival source: Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1961

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