Casavant Frères Pipe Organ, Opus 1130

The main pipe organ at St. John Cantius was made by Casavant Frères, the world’s largest organ company, which was founded in 1879 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. Originally crafted in 1926 for St. James United Methodist Church (Kenwood) on South Ellis Avenue, Casavant’s Opus 1130 is a large four manual organ built on a grand scale.



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ORGAN SPECIFICATION

GREAT ORGAN (II)

Wind pressure: 4”

 

 

 

# pipes

16

Double Open Diapason

Metal

73

8

First Open Diapason

Metal

73

8

Second Open Diapason

Metal

73

8

Doppel Flöte

Wood

73

8

Gemshorn

Metal

73

4

Octave

Metal

73

4

Harmonic Flute

Metal

73

 

Mixture IV

Metal

292

8

Trumpet

Metal

73

 

Chimes

From Echo

 

SWELL ORGAN (III)

Wind pressure: 4½ & 7” (stops marked *)

 

 

 

# pipes

16

Bourdon

Wood

73

8

Open Diapason *

Metal

73

8

Violin Diapason

Metal

73

8

Salicional

Metal

73

8

Stopped Diapason

Wood

73

8

Viola da Gamba

Metal

73

8

Voix Celeste

Metal, from CC

73

8

Aeoline

Metal

73

4

Violina

Metal

73

4

Flauto Traverso *

Wood

73

2

Piccolo

Metal

61

III

Dolce Cornet

Metal

219

16

Double Trumpet

Metal

73

8

Cornopean *

Metal

73

8

Oboe

Metal

73

8

Vox Humana

Metal

73

4

Clarion *

Metal

73

 

Tremulant

 

 

 

Chimes

From Echo

 


CHOIR ORGAN (I)

Wind pressure: 6”

 

 

 

# pipes

16

Contra Gamba

Metal

73

8

Open Diapason

Metal

73

8

Concert Flute

Wood

73

8

Dulciana

Metal

73

8

Unda Maris

Metal

73

4

Flute d’Amour

Wood

73

2 2/3

Nazard

Metal

73

2

Flageolet

Metal

61

8

Cor Anglais

Metal

73

8

Clarinet

Metal

73

 

Tremulant

 

 

 

Celesta

61 bars

 

 

Harp

Celesta Sub

 

 

SOLO ORGAN (IV)

Wind pressure: 12”

 

 

 

# pipes

8

Stentorphone

Metal

73

8

Gross Flute

Wood

73

8

Viole d’Orchestre

Metal

73

8

Viole Celeste

Metal

73

8

Tuba

Metal

73

 

Tremulant

 

 

 

ECHO ORGAN

Wind pressure: 3½”

 

 

 

# pipes

8

Echo Diapason

Metal

73

8

Cor de Nuit

Wood

73

4

Fern Flute

Wood

73

8

Musette

Metal

73

 

Tremulant

 

 

 

Chimes

25 tubes

 

 

PEDAL ORGAN

Wind pressures: 4 & 6” (Trombone)

 

 

 

# pipes

32

Double Open Diapason

Resultant, with independent quints, extension of Open Diapason 16

12

16

Open Diapason

Wood

32

16

Bourdon

Wood

32

16

Gamba

Choir

16

Lieblich Gedeckt

Swell

8

Flute

Extension of Open Diapason 16

12

8

Stopped Flute

Extension of Bourdon 16

12

8

Cello

Metal

32

16

Trombone

Metal

32

 

Chimes

From Echo

 

 

COUPLERS

Great 8 to Pedal

Swell 8 to Pedal

Choir 8 to Pedal

Solo 8 to Pedal

Echo 8 to Pedal

Swell 4 to Pedal

Solo 4 to Pedal

All Swells to Swell Pedal

 

Swell 16 to Great

Swell 8 to Great

Swell 4 to Great

Choir 16 to Great

Choir 8 to Great

Choir 4 to Great

Solo 16 to Great

Solo 8 to Great

Solo 4 to Great

Echo 16 to Great

Echo 8 to Great

Echo 4 to Great

Great 4 to Great

Echo on Great Off

 

Swell 16 to Swell

Swell 8 to Swell

Swell 4 to Swell

 

Swell 16 to Choir

Swell 8 to Choir

Swell 4 to Choir

Solo 16 to Choir

Solo 8 to Choir

Solo 4 to Choir

Choir 16 to Choir

Choir 4 to Choir

 

Echo 16 to Solo

Echo 8 to Solo

Echo 4 to Solo

Echo on Solo Off

Great 8 to Solo

Swell 8 to Solo

Solo 16 to Solo

Solo 4 to Solo

 

 

 

ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS

256 levels of memory

Great 1-5

Swell 1-7

Choir 1-5

Solo 1-3

Echo 1-3

Pedal 1-5

General 1-10

 

 

Four manual and pedal console, moveable

Five manual divisions and pedal

56 stops

3,790 pipes


Click here to read "The Historic Restoration of the Casavant Organ Opus 1130: A Fascinating Journey," an Article by Simon Couture and Jeff Weiler.

Click here to download a PDF of the Specification of Casavant's Opus 1130.