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Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1164, 1926)

Location:

Covenant United Methodist
110 N. Mulberry
Lancaster, PA 17600 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 5046

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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)
  • 37 ranks. 2,578 pipes. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 35 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 35
  • 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 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from harold ulmer. -- The organ at Covenant UMC is currently maintained by SDG Pipe Organs, Millersville, PA. Significant work has been done to remedy problems associated with failing leather especially in the high pressure division.

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

Database Manager on October 18, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- The Choir division is located in the gallery; the Solo and Solo Pedal are enclosed within the Choir for double expression; in 1950 the Great was enclosed by Wilfred Lavallée, but the shades were later removed; Columbia Organ Works added 3 stops (upperwork) to the Great and Swell and rebuilt the console ca. 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on July 06, 2005:

Ventil chests and winding system restored by Columbia Organ Works, Inc. 1986-1990. Reeds refurbished. Installed top octave of Swell Cornet III which had not been installed in the original installation; pipes were found wrapped in brown paper under the chest during restoratoion.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1984.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Mechanically renovated 1988 by Larry Pruett.

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:

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-02-14

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-02-14

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-02-14

Chancel and facade pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Sanctuary interior from floor: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Chancel and facade pipes:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Left Stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Right Stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Coupler rail: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Console side view: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Builder name plate: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

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