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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 529, 1913)

Location:

Knox Presbyterian Church
506 4 Street Southwest
Calgary, AB CA
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 49015

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP ventil
  • 66 ranks. 4 manuals. 65 stops. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP ventil chests
  • Position: In side 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: 4
  • Stops: 65
  • Registers: 6
  • 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 vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb 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 May 07, 2017:

Identified through information in Casavant documents, courtesy of Simon Couture and Denis Blaine. The cost was $ 15,000.00.

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

Database Manager on June 23, 2014:

Updated through online information from William A. Gaskarth. -- The original console of Opus 529 was not terraced, but an English style vertical rows angled jambs. I have a picture of this console with the late D. Stuart Kennedy. At the present moment I am resident in South Korea, but will be visiting Canada this summer at which time I will copy it and send it then.

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

Database Manager on February 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from The Zach. -- Rebuilt in 1956 as Casavant Opus 2336.

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:

Postcard of the church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Glenbow Archives, submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. 1914

Choir in front of the chancel with organ cases on either side: Photograph from an archival source: Glenbow Archives, submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. 1920s

Organist at the console: Photograph from an archival source: Glenbow Archives, submitted by The Zach. Taken approx. 1914

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