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The Organ

The St. James’ Cathedral organ is a fine English Romantic/American Classic instrument in beautiful acoustics with a large, colourful antiphonal division on the rear wall of the Cathedral.
 
The organ was built originally in 1888 by the Samuel R. Warren Company of Montréal, Québec, and then expanded and maintained through the first three quarters of the 20th century by Casavant Frères of St. Hyacinthe, Québec. The solid-state console was built by J.W. Walker of England in 1979.
 
The organ has 87 ranks, 67 speaking stops over four manuals and six divisions, and 5101 pipes.
To download a PDF with full Cathedral organ specifications, click here.


History

 
L.R. Warren organs of 1863/89, rebuilt by Casavant Frères (Op.1530: 1936, 1966/7), additions in 1976
 
by L.I. Phelps and Associates, 1999/2000 by Andrew Mead. Moveable console by J.W. Walker & Sons,
 
1979 Console Platform and hydraulic locking system by Henk Berentschot, 2001
 

 
L.R. Warren organs of 1863/89, rebuilt by Casavant Frères (Op.1530: 1936, 1966/7), additions in 1976
 
by L.I. Phelps and Associates, 1999/2000 by Andrew Mead. Moveable console by J.W. Walker & Sons,
 
1979 Console Platform and hydraulic locking system by Henk Berentschot, 2001
 

Current Specifications
  
87 ranks, 67 speaking stops over four manuals and six divisions, 5101 pipes

 To view the full specifications, Click Here


  
87 ranks, 67 speaking stops over four manuals and six divisions, 5101 pipes

 To view the full specifications, Click Here


Construction & Layout
 
 Electro-pneumatic key action, solid state combination action. Great, Choir and Pedal divisions in Epistle case, Swell in Gospel case, Auxilliary Manual and Pedal in aisle case at the rear of the Cathedral.
 
 
 Electro-pneumatic key action, solid state combination action. Great, Choir and Pedal divisions in Epistle case, Swell in Gospel case, Auxilliary Manual and Pedal in aisle case at the rear of the Cathedral.