Organ Specifications

Specifications of the Completed Organ

Pipes in the Grand OrgueThe Saint Mark’s organ originally was built in 1987 by Casavant Frères of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, as their opus 3616. The organ was enlarged in 2016, also by Casavant. The original 1987 instrument was designed by Jean-Louis Coignet, then the firm’s Artistic and Tonal Director, in collaboration with Gary L. Garber, then the Organist-Choirmaster at Saint Mark’s. The original instrument comprised 21 stops, 27 ranks, and 1601 pipes on two manuals and pedal.

Original plans called for a fuller instrument, and in 2015 Saint Mark’s contracted with Casavant to enlarge and complete the parish organ. The completion plan, adapted by current Casavant Tonal Director Jacquelin Rochette in collaboration with current Saint Mark’s organist Tyler W. Robertson, included the creation of a new expressive division and a new, movable console with three manual keyboards. Completed in July 2016, the instrument now comprises 35 stops, 41 ranks, and 2450 pipes.

Current Specifications of the Completed Organ

Grand Orgue Récit
Bourdon 16 Principal 8
Montre 8 Flûte à cheminée 8
Bourdon 8 Salicional 8
Violon 8 Voix céleste 8
Prestant 4 Principal 4
Flûte harmonique 4 Flûte à fuseau 4
Doublette 2 Nazard 2 2/3
Fourniture IV 1 1/3 Quarte de nazard 2
Trompette harmonique 8 Tierce 1 3/5
Grand Orgue 16′ Plein-Jeu II-IV 2/3
Grand Orgue Unison Off Contre Trompette 16
Tuba (Ch) 8 Trompette 8
Chimes Basson-Hautbois 8
Cor anglais 8
Tremulant
Récit 16′
Récit Unison Off
Récit 4′
Tuba (Ch) 8
Choeur Pédale
Cor de nuit 8 Soubasse (Res) 32
Viole de gambe 8 Contrebasse 16
Erzähler 8 Violonbasse 16
Erzähler céleste 8 Soubasse 16
Principal 4 Bourdon (GO) 16
Flûte conique 4 Octavebasse 8
Principal 2 Violon (GO) 8
Larigot 1 1/3 Flûte bouchée 8
Clarinette 8 Bourdon (GO) 8
Cor anglais (Réc) 8 Octave 4
Tremblant Bombarde 16
Choeur 16′ Contre Trompette (Réc) 16
Choeur Unison Off Trompette harmonique (GO) 8
Choeur 4′ Tuba (Ch) 8
Tuba 8 Cor anglais (Réc) 4
Chimes

Original 1987 Organ Specifications

Pipes in the Grand OrgueAs noted above, the original Saint Mark’s organ was built in 1987 by Casavant Frères as their opus 3616. The original instrument comprised 21 stops, 27 ranks, and 1601 pipes on two manuals and pedal (see below for the specifications of the original 1987 organ).

Grand Orgue Récit
Bourdon 16 Flûte à cheminée 8
Montre 8 Salicional 8
Bourdon 8 Voix céleste 8
Prestant 4 Principal 4
Flûte harmonique 4 Flûte à fuseau 4
Doublette 2 Nazard 2 2/3
Fourniture IV 1 1/3 Quarte de nazard 2
Clarinette 8 Tierce 1 3/5
Trompette harmonique 8 Plein-Jeu IV 1
Grand Orgue 16 Bombarde 16
Chimes Trompette harmonique 8
Hautbois 8
Pédale Tremulant
Resultant 32 Récit 16
Contrebasse 16 Récit Unison Off
Bourdon (GO) 16 Récit 4
Octavebasse 8
Bourdon (GO) 8
Octave 4
Bombarde (Réc) 16

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