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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2542, 1959)

Location:

St. Mark's School
25 Marlboro Rd.
Southborough, MA 01772 US
Belmont Chapel
Organ ID: 26291

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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 Jeff Scofield on October 10, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 49 ranks. 2,564 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 36 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on November 23, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 36
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 November 23, 2018.
Database Manager on November 23, 2018:

Updated by James Wallace, the builder.

The organ was in basically original condition in 2013. In 2014 the Great was revoiced by Peter Walker and Larry Nevin. The Swell 2\' Principal was moved to the Great to replace the 2\' Flute in the Diapason Chorus. The big Great Trumpet was revoiced by Trivo.
In 2017 the Swell was completely renovated by Spencer Organ Company, incorporating vintage Aeolian and Skinner pipework. At this writing (September 2018) the Antiphonal Choir has been removed for renovation by the Spencer Organ Co. The work will be completed in two phases.
A new stoplist will be added when the Choir project is complete. It is estimated that the remainder of the instrument (Great, Pedal and Console) will be renovated by 2024.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on June 03, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Stanley R. Scheer. -- The organ is located in two areas, one on the side of the chancel together with the console, and the remainder in a chamber at the rear of the chapel.

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

Database Manager on December 23, 2005:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced E. M. Skinner Opus 287 (1919).

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.

Instrument Images:

Console and Rear Pipe Facade: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Fréres Archives. Taken on 1959-11-01

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