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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3643, 1988)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
320 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 44142

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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 Database Manager on June 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 77 ranks. 4,355 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 77 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • 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 June 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 77
  • Registers: 53
  • 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 without cover.
  • 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 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 June 18, 2018.
Database Manager on March 10, 2018:

Updated by Ryan Croyle, who has heard or played the organ.
Tonal modifications by Luley & Associates, Inc. in 2008 including addition of Voix Celeste to Choeur and substitution of 8' Petite Trompette for 8' Clarinet to Choeur. Rebuild of Pedale Bombarde completed by J & G Lester in 2018.

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

Database Manager on November 26, 2009:

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 October 06, 2009:

Identified by Rae Bolton from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from visit Sept. 25, 1995 and dedication program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Casavant promotional photo in the private collection of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1988-12-31

Church exterior: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2007

Church exterior: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken approx. 2007

Organ case and gallery: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-04-06

Church interior to rear and organ case: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-01-09

Church interior : Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-12-03

Stained-glass windows: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-10-08

Console to left: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-09-25

Consolt to right: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-09-25

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1995-09-25

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