Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2505, 1959)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 624, 1915)

Location:

Knox College [now part of University of Toronto]
59 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6 CA
Chapel
Organ ID: 26138

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is playable, but not in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on June 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP ventil
  • 28 ranks. 1,748 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 25
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 28, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Stanley R. Scheer. -- The contract was for two new stops, one preparation and a new three-manual console for Opus 624 (1915). In 1974, a IV Mixture with 244 pipes was added to the Great division, bringing the total number of ranks to 28 and the total number of pipes to 1748.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel and nave facades: Photograph from an archival source: College website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. August 2017

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