Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2462, 1958)

Location:

St. Mary's R.C. Church
12 William Street
Newport, RI 02840 US
Organ ID: 46617

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Kyle R. Medeiros, Director of Music/Organist on July 23, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 29 ranks. 1,874 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 29 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltd.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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)
We received the most recent update for this console from Kyle R. Medeiros, Director of Music/Organist on July 22, 2020.
Kyle R. Medeiros, Director of Music/Organist on July 22, 2020:

The organ was returned to Newport in April of 2017 after being sent back to Casavant in Canada. A new facade and case was designed to match the beautifule Gothic structure of St Mary's. On June 5th a Festival of Pipes event was held to premiere the pipe organ sound and to showcase the restoration of the choir loft. The organ is maintained at least twice a year.

We received the most recent update for this note from Kyle R. Medeiros, Director of Music/Organist on July 22, 2020.

Database Manager on October 12, 2016:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.
Having failed in Decemeber 2014, the organ was to be returned to Casavant for restoration in October 2016.

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

Database Manager on February 02, 2015:

Updated through online information from Cody Mead.

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

Database Manager on March 29, 2010:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specificatinos
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Taken from the console : Open In New Tab Proposal/Final detail from Casavant Freres for organ rebuild Originally published April 2017
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Kyle R. Medeiros on July 28, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1973).

Organ case and console: Photograph by Kyle R. Medeiros. Taken on 2020-06-24

Console: Photograph by Kyle R. Medeiros. Taken on 2020-06-24

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