Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3738, 1995)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
500 Park Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 US
Organ ID: 47433

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 59 ranks. 3,391 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 43 stops. 60 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 43
  • Registers: 60
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 11, 2018:

Five ranks of pipes from the 1902 Adam Stein organ were reused in the Casavant organ. The cost of the organ was $462,000, and an additional $75,000 was approved to cover the cost of renovation and installation. The organ was dedicated on April 9, 1995,

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on December 04, 2012:

Updated through online information from Bob Moody.

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

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

Instrument Images:

Organ Facade: Photograph by David Storey, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-12-21

Left jamb: Photograph by David Storey, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-12-21

Right jamb: Photograph by David Storey, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-12-21

Nameplate: Photograph by David Storey, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-12-21

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