St. John's
Gower Street United Church
St. John's

Builder: Casavant Frères Limitée
Ste Hyacingthe, Québec
Op. 1386
1930/2008
 

99 Queens Road  St. John's, NL A1C 6M6

STOPS LIST AND NOTES 

Manuals (61 notes)

Great Organ

Bourdon (16)

Open Diapason (8)

Chimney Flute (8)

Spindle Flute (4)

Octave (4)

Fifteenth (2)

Cornet (III)

Mixture (III, IV)

Trumpet (8)

Chimes (Ch)

Swell Organ

Open Diapason (8)

Stopped Diapason (8)

Viola da Gamba (8)

Voix Celeste (8)

Principal (4)

Harmonic Flute (4)

Mixture (III)

Piccolo (2)

Double Trumpet (16)

Trumpet (8)

Oboe (8)

Tremulant

Choir Organ

Dulciana (8)

Boudon (8)

Principal (4)

Dolce (4)

Flautino (2)

Larigot (1⅓)

Clarinet (4)

Clarinet (4)

Tremulant

Pedal Organ (32 notes)

Bourdon (32)

Open Diapason (16)

Bourdon (16)

Octave (8 ext)

Stopped Flute (8)

Choral Bass (8 ext)

Double Trumpet (16 sw)

Trumpet (8 sw)

Clarion (4 sw)    

Notes:

1. The first organ in the present Gower Street Church was installed in 1896 after the 1892 Great Fire. It was a two-manual Conacher organ with 1400 pipes, The organist’s salary was $120.00 per annum, and the organ blower was paid 0.50 per Sunday.

2. In 1930 the organ had mechanical problems and was sold to the Memorial United Church in Grand Falls (now Grand Falls-Windsor). A new Casavant organ, the gift of John Leamon, was installed that year. It had three manuals, 29 stops and about 1500 pipes.

3. The organ underwent an extensive rebuilding, enlargement and tonal upgrading by Casavant Frères in 2008.

4. The present specification shows three manuals, 36 stops and approximately 2200 pipes.