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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2216, 1954)

Location:

Saint-Sixte R. C. Church
1895 rue d l'Eglise
Montréal: Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1E6 CA
Church
Organ ID: 41360

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 19, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 49 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 51 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 04, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John W. Tremblay. -- One of the unique details of this instrument is that each division was under separate expression by means of five dedicated pedals, plus a register crescendo pedal. These were controlled, in turn, by selector switches at the treble ends of the manuals which theoretically permitted controlling any set of shades from any shoe. In an instrument of this size, this could be considered something of an embarrassment of riches, and might complicate the playing unnecessarily. Per the Canadian web site "Orgues du Canada," the expression shades were removed from the Grand Orgue at some time after the instrument was built. I have seen specifications for two other small four-manual Casavants built along these, or similar, lines - Holy Canadian Martyrs in Victorville, since replaced, and St. Jude's Shrine in Montreal, in which latter instrument the Anches division is one unified rank, and in which the Grand Orgue and Pedale are not under expression.

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

Database Manager on June 20, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. A very unusual coupler was "Bourdon 16 Pédale au Anches."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 19, 2020.
Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Freres Archives: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 19, 2020.

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