Casavant Organ

The Casavant Organ

The great Casavant organ of Yorkminster Park was originally installed in 1928. It is located in the largest pipe chamber in the city of Toronto, measuring 68' wide, 24' deep and 35' tall. It was completely rebuilt in 1965, and a new console was added in 1975; additional ranks have been added since 1986.

The organ is regarded as one of the finest in this country and many international artists have included Yorkminster Park as part of their itinerary. Marcel Dupré, Virgil Fox, the Duruflés, Frederick Swann, Dame Gillian Weir, Francis Jackson and Pierre Cochereau are among those who have been heard in recital on the organ here.

The organ has also been used for the Finals of the National Organplaying Competition sponsored by the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

The Steinway Piano

The magnificent Steinway concert grand piano is the recent gift of Fraser and Margot Fell, and represents the pinnacle of piano building. It was dedicated in 1997 and heard in recital by the noted Canadian pianist, Jane Coop in 1999.

Casavant Organ Specs


Great
Principal 16
Quintaton 16
Principal I 8
Principal II (ext) 8
Bourdon 8
Gemshorn 8
Octave 4
Spitzflote 4
Nazat 2 2/3
Superoctave 2
Blockflote 2
Sesquialtera II 1 1/3
Mixtur IV 1 1/3
Sharf IV 2/3
Bombarde 16
Trompette 8
Clarion 4
Swell
Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Clarabella 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Viol de Gamba 8
Voix Celeste 8
Aeoline 8
Principal 4
Flauto Traverso 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Cornetl-ll 2 2/3
Fourniture IV 2
Cymbal IV 1
Double Trumpet 16
Contra Fagott 16
Trumpet 8
Oboe 8
Vox Humana 8
Clarion 4

Choir
Contra Gamba 16
Salicional 8
Rohrflote 8
Flauto Dolce 8
Flute Celeste 8
Principal 4
Lieblichflote 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Piccolo 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Petite Mixture IV 2/3
Basson 16
Basson (ext.) 8
Clarinet 8
Cor Anglais 8
Harp 49
Positiv
Nason Gedackt 8
Violflote 8
Principal 4
Koppelflote 4
Doublette 2
Quintflote 11/3
Sifflote 1
Zimbel IV 1/4
Krummhorn 8
Trompeta Real 8
Zimbelstern 7

Pedal
Double Open Wood 32
Open Wood 16
Contrebasse 16
Principal 16
Violone 16
Bourdon 16
Contra Gamba (Ch) 16
Quintaton (Gt) 16
Gedackt 16
Quint 10 2/3
Octave 8
Bourdon (ext) 8
Dulciana 8
Choral Bass 4
Flute 4
Blockflote 2 2/3
Rauschquint III 5 1/3
Mixture V 2 2/3
Bombardon 32
Bombarde (ext.) 16
Basson (Ch) 16
Trumpet (ext.) 8
Basson (Ch) 8
Clarion 4
Basson (Ch) 4

Couplers:

Manuals to Pedal — 8, 4
Sw,Ch,Pos to Gt 16,8,4; Sw, Pos to Ch 16,8,4; Pos to Sw 16,8,4; Ch to Pos 16,8,4

Solid State Logic combination system, 24 memories
12 General pistons (thumb and toe)
8 Pedal divisionals (thumb and toe), 8 Great, Swell, and Choir divisionals, 6 Positiv divisionals
Full organ, General Cancel
Crescendo 1 fixed, 2 adjustable, 60 stages

The Trompeta Real 8 is available on all manuals, and is affected by the intramanual couplers of the Postiv division only.

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Listen to the Organ
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Mr. William Maddox,
BMus, FTCL, FCAM playing Carillon de Westminster,
Louis Vierne

Organ Specs
Great
Swell
Choir
Positiv
Pedal