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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 649, 1916)

Location:

Notre Dame R.C. Church
446 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550 US
Organ ID: 47453

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 48 ranks. 3,057 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 44 stops. 40 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:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 44
  • Registers: 40
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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 horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 27, 2016:

Updated through online information from Rev. Peter Joyce.
On December of 2015, the motor burnt out completely. In 2016, it was rebuilt and modernized to more efficient and much quieter engine. This work was completed by Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. The organ still needs repairs to many of the pouches and there are some dead keys as a result, but it is played every week as part of our parish worship

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

Database Manager on January 16, 2014:

Updated through online information from Michael J. Garceau.

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

Database Manager on December 06, 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:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1914).

Organ case in the rear gallery: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-03-10

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-03-10

Console: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-03-10

Organ case in the rear gallery showing the nave: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-03-10

Organ facade: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2017-03-15

Church interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2017-03-15

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2017-03-15

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