Casavant Pipe Organ

Casavant Frères Organ Builders of Saint-Hyacinth, Quebec, was chosen to design, construct, and install our new 3-manual, 61 stop, 76 rank pipe organ in the French symphonic style, honoring the great Parisian organs of the late 19th century. Installation began on October 1, 2013, and tonal finishing and voicing, led by Casavant’s artistic director, Jacquelin Rochette, was completed on December 5, 2013.

On Christmas Eve 2013 our new Casavant Freres played publically for the first time. Over a thousand people gathered for worship at 5:00 and 10:30 pm to celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ and sing with our new instrument. The organ, was dedicated in a festive worship service on May 4, 2014. A new choral anthem, titled “Psalm of Celebration”, was commissioned for the service from local composer Chuck Peery. In the afternoon French concert organist Vincent Dubois performed the dedicatory recital to a packed sanctuary.

Casavant Frères Opus 3898 is truly a magnificent instrument, with a rich tone, wonderful balance, and robust palette. The instrument is perfectly voiced to accompany congregational singing, choral repertoire, and captivate with wonderful solo organ pieces.

 

In 2016 Organist Jeremy David Tarrant recorded the first CD.  You can purchase copies of the recording by visiting the church office or going to Raven CD’s.

 

                                                        Organ Specification

Grand Orgue
Récit
Montre
16
Bourdon
16
Montre
8
Diapason
8
Violoncelle
8
Bourdon
8
Flûte harmonique
8
Viole de gambe
8
Bourdon
8
Voix céleste
8
Prestant
4
Principal
4
Flûte ouverte
4
Flûte octaviante
4
Quinte
2 2/3
Octavin
2
Doublette
2
Plein Jeu harmonique II-V
2
Cornet III
2 2/3
Basson
16
Fourniture IV-V
1 1/3
Trompette harmonique
8
Cymbale III
1/2
Basson-Hautbois
8
Trompette
8
Voix humaine
8
Grand Orgue Muet
Clairon harmonique
4
Tuba Mirabilis (Positif)
8
Tremolo
Trompette en chamade (Ant.)
8
Récit Grave, Muet, Aigu
Chimes
Tuba Mirabilis (Positif)
8
Positif expressif
Pédale
Principal
8
Montre
32
Céleste
8
Soubasse
32
Cor de nuit
8
Contrebasse
16
Voix éolienne
8
Montre I
16
Fugara
4
Montre II (Grand Orgue)
16
Flûte douce
4
Soubasse
16
Nasard
2 2/3
Bourdon (Récit)
16
Flageolet
2
Violonbasse (Antiphonal)
16
Tierce
1 3/5
Quinte
10 2/3
Larigot
1 1/3
Octavebasse
8
Septième
1 1/7
Bourdon
8
Piccolo
1
Bourdon doux (Récit)
8
Plein Jeu III
1
Octave
4
Cor anglais
16
Flûte
4
Trompette
8
Théorbe
6 2/5
Clarinette
8
Contre Bombarde
32
Tremolo
Bombarde
16
Positif Grave, Muet, Aigu
Basson (Récit)
16
Tuba Magna
16
Trompette
8
Tuba Mirabilis
8
Tuba Mirabilis (Positif)
8
Tuba Clarion
4
Trompette en chamade (Ant.)
8
Clairon
4
Tuba (Positif)
4
Chimes
Antiphonal
 
Violonbasse
16
Montre
8
Violon
8
Bourdon
8
Prestant
4
Flûte conique
4
Doublette
2
Fourniture II
1 1/3
Trompette en chamade
8
Antiphonal grave, aigu