St. Mary's on the Highlands Episcopal Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Casavant-Freres Organ, Opus 3805
The 55 rank Casavant-Freres Organ, Opus 3805 was designed by Dr. James H. Cook and given to St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Emily "Patsy" Katherine Stone Fail and Peggy Winn Stone by Mr. James M. Fail, Benefactor. The instrument has three enclosed divisions, one exposed division, three keyboards, and pedalboard.
St. Mary's music ministry benefits from more than a century of artistry by one of the leading builders of fine pipe organs in North America. The firm Casavant-Freres of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, built its first organ under the dirction of Joseph Casavant in 1840.
Since their first organ was completed in 1880, the company has built over 3800 instruments. Casavant organs are associated with high quality workmanship and integrity, and their work is to be found in colleges, conservatories, and churches throughout North America. Significant Casavant organs are also in France, the West Indies, South and Central America, South Africa, and Japan. Through the years, the company has continued to be recognized as a leader in the making of fine organs, often introducing new technical developments well ahead of other builders. This instrument will provide musical leadership at St. Mary's for years to come.
Click here for specifications of the Opus 3805.