Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3145, 1972)

Location:

Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, Catholic
30 Fenner Street
Providence, RI 02903 US
Organ ID: 6215

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 christian on February 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 126 ranks. 6,235 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 73 stops. 73 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front 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: 73
  • Registers: 73
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 29, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Berman. -- It should be noted that the cathedral and the organ were both renovated during 2013 in anticipation of the 2014 celebration of the 125th anniversary of the cathedral's consecration in 1889. The organ's pipework was removed during the renovation work on the building, and received a thorough cleaning. Some minor repair work was also done.

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

Database Manager on March 29, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on June 24, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is located in the North Transept. Organ is in regular use for services (Cathedral webiste, accessed June 2008).

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

Database Manager on November 14, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Jon A. Swanson.

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 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Stoplist in Richmond. Previously had 1886 Hilbourne Roosevelt, Op. 237 (3-31r )Tr; then Austin Op. 464 3-31s and 2-17s (24r?) Chancel organ. with 2 consoles.

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:

Casavant drawing of proposed case: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1971-01-01

Organ Case: Photograph by John Berman.

Console: Photograph by John Berman.

Organ case in East Transept: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-04-23

Facade and “en chamade” reeds: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-04-23

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2018-04-23

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-09-12

Facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 2014

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