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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1350, 1929)

Location:

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
63 Sheridan Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420 US
Organ ID: 47456

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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)
  • 19 ranks. 1,305 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 21 stops. 19 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 19
  • 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.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action 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.
Database Manager on June 05, 2013:

Updated through online information from Lucy Dechene. -- Except for some problems with the combination actions, this organ is in excellent, playable condition.

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:

Nave, Gallery, and Pipe Facades: Photograph courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives. Taken on 1929-11-01

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-07-26

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Organ case.: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Builder's Nameplate and coupler tabs: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Console: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Organ case details: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

Church interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2020-08-30

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