Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (1969)

Location:

Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540 US
Dayton Hall - Scheide Recital Hall
Organ ID: 46499

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 44 ranks. 2,329 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 31
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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.
Patrick Murphy on September 21, 2020:

Relocated to Gill Chapel on the campus of Rider College, Lawrenceville New Jersey. Received new movable English drawknob console, 16' Principal and 16' Posaune Pedal additions (32 pipes each), and new electric slider motor actions. Casework modified to reflect new location. No other work performed. Patrick J. Murphy & Associates Organbuilders- Stowe Pennsylvania.

We received the most recent update for this note from Patrick Murphy on September 21, 2020.

Database Manager on May 04, 2017:

Updated by Jim Thompson
In August 2016, extremely heavy rains flooded Scheide Hall (as it is at a lower elevation than the rest of the basement practice areas of the residence halls), severely damaging the organ and introducing mold into the organ and hall. It was removed by Dieffenbach Organs (formerly Emery Bros) (Westminster's Organ Curators) and is being repaired and is scheduled to be reinstalled in late spring 2017.

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

Database Manager on October 14, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Console renovated by Casavant in 1993 and solid-state combination system installed.

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

Database Manager on March 03, 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 Specification from Daryl Robinson, Westminster Choir College
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Pipework: Photograph by Daryl Robinson. Taken on 2015-08-15

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