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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2304, 1955)

Originally Carlton C. Michell (1894)

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
5421 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia: Germantown, PA 19144 US
Organ ID: 46077

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 August 12, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 43 ranks. 2,531 pipes. 7 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 42 registers.
Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 Jeff Scofield on August 12, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on August 12, 2020.
Database Manager on July 25, 2015:

Updated through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The tonal director was Stephen Stoot.

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

Database Manager on October 24, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Op. 2304 was a contract for new windchests and console for the 1894 organ built by Carlton C. Michell in conjunction with Cole & Woodberry; a Trompette en Chamade was added in 1970 and Wicks rebuilt the Casavant windchests in 1992; renovated by Patrick J. Murphy & Associates ca. 2000; described as the "first full developed ... romantic organ in the United States."

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

Database Manager on January 30, 2010:

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-28

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-06-28

Chancel: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-08-25

Chancel: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-08-25

Left organ case: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-08-25

Chancel and right organ case: Photograph by Len Levasseur, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-08-25

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