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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2660, 1961)

Location:

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10021 US
Organ ID: 46330

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 70 ranks. 4,045 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 54 stops. 63 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 54
  • Registers: 63
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 August 28, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The organ retained only the 32' Bourdon from the existing 1923 4/71 Casavant Op. 1000; the Swell reed chorus was replaced by one from Möller ca. 1965; the Great 2' Doublette was confirmed to a 1 3/5' Tierce ca. 1975; in 2000, Schantz installed a new console and added three new ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on February 19, 2010:

Identified by Riley Wes Mitchell 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 1996-07-11

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1996-07-11

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1996-07-11

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