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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3762, 1998)

Location:

Church of St. Louis, King of France
506 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101 US
Organ ID: 39045

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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 Paul R. Marchesano on March 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 57 ranks. 3,306 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 47 stops. 60 registers.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 22, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 47
  • Registers: 60
  • Position: Detached, reversed keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 22, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on March 18, 2021:

From church website: Beautiful in sound as well as appearance, Casavant Fréres, Opus 3762 – the Laura L’Allier and Raymond Houle Memorial Organ – is a stunning part of Masses as well as musical performances. Installed in 1998, it weighs several tons and is supported by steal beams and columns.

The organ features 3,306 speaking pipes, from those smaller than a pencil in diameter to those large enough to view from the altar. The pipes on the façade are 70 percent tin with gold leaf on the mouths. Five large wooden pipes on the roof and two decorative, non-speaking pipes held by the angels complete the organ.

The top of the case features the following crests: * The Society of Mary * The L’Allier family * A star, redolent of Jesus Christ * The Houle family * The Parish crest * The statue is of Saint Maron, the founder of the Maronite Rite (Lebanon) of the Catholic Church. Helene A. Houle, donor of the organ, chose Saint Maron to honor her husband, John Nasseff, who is Lebanese and of the Maronite Rite Church. Her gift was made in loving memory of Laura L’Allier and Raymond Houle.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on March 18, 2021.

Database Manager on October 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on February 08, 2009:

Identified through online information from Richard C Greene.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From <i>The American Organist</i>, February 1999
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 1998

Organ case: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-03-21

Console: Photograph by musiqueorguequebec.ca, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Church exterior: Photograph by musiqueorguequebec.ca, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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