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Highland Park Presbyterian Church
3821 University Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75205

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 46795.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 5, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 105 stops. 70 registers. 92 ranks. 5197 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed in 1983 by Casavant as 4/96 Op. 3555 (chancel) and Op. 3565 (gallery). (Database Manager. May 25, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- According to the church website, the main organ is housed in a shallow 'U-shaped' chamber with a "white oak casework that surrounds the pipes comprising parts of the Pedale Montre 16', Octavebass 8' and Grand Orgue Montre 8'." There is also a horizontal copper Trompette-en-chamade located in the center of the façade. (church website, accessed Feb 4, 2012) (Database Manager. February 5, 2012)

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-04-07
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-04-07
Gallery Pipe Displays. Casavant Promotional Photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield 1989-04-07
Chancel and Organ Case. Casavant Promotional Photograph; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield 1983-11-11

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications

  •         Dallas, Texas
            Highland Park Presbyterian Church
    
            Casavant   Op. 3555   1983/2010   4/92
    
            Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
            St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
            ____________________________________________________________
    
            GRAND ORGUE (II)
        16' Violon               61 1-3 new wooden pipes, with toeboards
                                    and stays
         8' Montre               61 1-15 in façade
         8' Violon               61 new pipes and stays, slotted,
                                    on new Résonance windchests
         8' Flûte harmonique     61
         8' Bourdon              61
         4' Prestant             61
         4' Flûte ouverte        61
         2' Doublette            61
       III  Cornet              183
     II-IV  Grande Fourniture   182 composition revised, regulated on site
        IV  Fourniture          244 regulated on site
        16' Bombarde             61 revoiced with new tongues
         8' Trompette            61 revoiced with new tongues
         4' Clairon              61 revoiced with new tongues
            Tremblant
            Unison Off
            Chimes               dg new, digital, speaker located 
                                    within Positif enclosure
         8' Trompette-en-chamade RS
    
            RÉCIT (III)
        16' Bourdon doux         61 stoppers refelted
         8' Principal            61
         8' Cor de nuit          61 stoppers refelted
         8' Viole de gambe       61
         8' Voix céleste         61
         4' Octave               61
         4' Flûte à cheminée     61 stoppers refelted
     2 2/3' Quinte               61
         2' Octave               61
     1 3/5' Tierce               61
      II-V  Plein Jeu           218 Progression harmonique; existing 
                                    pipework revoiced, with new 
                                    toeboard on Plein Jeu action
        16' Bombarde             61 1-24 revoiced with new tear drop
                                    shallots for more fundamental tone;
                                    2-61 revoiced with new tongues,
                                    20 (or lower, if room available)61
                                    provided with new full length 
                                    resonators, toeboard and stays
         8' Trompette harmonique 61 revoiced with new tongues
         8' Hautbois             61 new pipes on existing action
         8' Voix humaine         61 revoiced with new tongues
         4' Clairon harmonique   61 revoiced with new tongues
            Tremblant
            Sub
            Unison Off
            Super
         8' Trompette-en-chamade RS
    
            POSITIF (I)
        16' Salicional           61 new slotted pipes and toeboard on
                                    Quintaton 16' action, 7-12 Haskell,
                                    1-6 common with No. 16 + 8' pipes
         8' Principal            61
         8' Salicional           12 new pipes and windchest
         8' Unda maris           54 new pipes and toeboard, on Principal
                                    céleste action
         8' Flûte à cheminée     61
         8' Flûte douce          61
         8' Flûte céleste     tc 49
         4' Octave               61
         4' Flûte à fuseau       61 cannisters repacked, revoiced on site
                                    for less overtone
     2 2/3' Nazard               61
         2' Quarte de nazard     61
     1 3/5' Tierce               61
     1 1/3' Larigot              61
         1' Sifflet              61
        IV  Cymbale             244 revised with new pipes; revoiced
                                    and softened
        16' Clarinette basse     61 new pipes, toeboard and stays in
                                    place of Douçaine 16'
         8' Trompette            61 revoiced with new shallots for darker
                                    tone
         8' Cromorne             61 regulated on site
         8' Cor anglais          61 revoiced with new shallots and tongues
            Tremblant
            Sub
            Unison Off
            Super
            Zimbelstern
            Celesta              dg
            Harpe                dg
         8' Trompette-en-chamade RS
    
            RÉSONANCE (IV)(new unit windchest in place of Pédale
                           main windchest)
        16' Bourdon doux         RE
         8' Montre               29 1-32 common with Pédale Octavebasse,
                                    33-61 new pipes
         8' Flûte ouverte        -- 1-12 common with Pédale Flûte bouchée,
                                    13-56 common with Pédale 4' Flûte
         8' Flûte harmonique     GO
         4' Octave               29 1-32 common with Pédale Octave 4',
                                    33-61 new pipes
         8' Trompette            17 1-44 common with Pédale Trompette 8',
                                    45-73 new pipes
         8' Cor anglais          PO
         8' Clarinette           PO C1-C49
         4' Clairon              12 new extension of 8' Trompette
            Unison Off
        16' Bombarde-en-chamade  -- 1-12 common with Pédale Bombarde 16',
                                    13-61 from 8' Trompette-en-chamade
         8' Trompette-en-chamade 61 cleaned and regulated on site
    
            PÉDALE
        32' Contre Bourdon       12 re-regulated; notes 1-12 of Récit
                                    Bourdon doux 16' shall be coupled
                                    to improve initial speech
        16' Montre               32 1-20 new polished tin pipes in façade,
                                    voiced with harmonic beards
        16' Soubasse             32 pipe no. 1 verified and repaired
                                    if needed
        16' Violon               GO
        16' Bourdon doux         RE
        16' Salicional           PO
    10 2/3' Quinte               RE derived from Bourdon Doux 16'
         8' Octavebasse          32 1-15 new polished tin pipes in façade
         8' Flûte bouchée        32 relocated on new Résonance unit windchest
         8' Violon               RS
         8' Bourdon doux         RE
         8' Salicional           PO
         4' Octave               32
         4' Flûte                32
         2' Flûte                12
        II  Théorbe              -- derived
        IV  Fourniture          128 relocated with new toeboard on new
                                    Résonance unit windchest, regulated
                                    on site
        32' Contre Bombarde      12 revoiced with new shallots
        16' Bombarde             32 cleaned and regulated on site
        16' Bombarde             GO
        16' Bombarde             RE
         8' Trompette            32 revoiced with new tongues
         4' Clairon              12 new
         4' Chalumeau            32
            Chimes               dg
         8' Trompette-en-chamade RS
    
            GALLERY GRAND ORGUE (II)
         8' Montre               61
         8' Flûte à cheminée     61
         4' Prestant             61
        IV  Fourniture          244 softened
        16' Contre trompette     -- 1-12 common with Pédale
         8' Trompette            61 revoiced with new shallots and tongues
                                    for chorus reed qualities
            Unison Off
    
            GALLERY RÉCIT
         8' Bourdon              61
         8' Dulciane             61
         4' Flûte à fuseau       61
         2' Doublette            61
        II  Sesquialtera        122
         8' Trompette            GO
            Tremblant
            Unison Off
     
            GALLERY PÉDALE
        16' Soubasse             32
         8' Principal            GO
         8' Bourdon              RE
         4' Octave               GO
        16' Contre Trompette     12 revoiced with new shallots
         8' Trompette            RE
    
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield May 26, 2010.]
  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.