Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 2226, 1954)

Originally The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1419, 1918)

Location:

St. Mary's Seminary
5400 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 46733

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Seminaries
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 21, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 33 ranks. 2,109 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 30 stops. 35 registers.
Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on July 21, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 30
  • Registers: 35
  • 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 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 July 21, 2020.
Database Manager on April 04, 2016:

Updated through online information from Paul Binko.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2012:

Updated through online information from Paul Binko. -- The organ is a relocation and rebuild of the Aeolian organ built for the Archer Gibson residence, New York City, in 1918 and further enlarged by Aeolian in 1919.

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2012:

Updated through online information from Paul Binko.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- "The American Organist, Vol. 46, No. 6 [June 2012]," lists this organ under "Recent Installations," p 86, as having been restored by Casavant.

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

Database Manager on July 08, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from David M Storey. -- The stops listed in the stop list as "old" are from Archer Gibson's Aeolian organ. The Casavant organ is currently undergoing cleaning and rebuilding by Casavant assisted by David M. Storey, Inc. No tonal changes are anticipated. The Aeolian Harp is to be retained and retored. Each rank of the Swell Mixture sits on a separate stop action. There are no breaks. Each rank will be controllable individually in the rebuild so mutations will be available in the Swell. The console will be moved to the center of the gallery, out from underneath the casework.

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

Database Manager on May 02, 2010:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 21, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade pipe display: Photograph by Paul Binko. Taken on 2011-05-04

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