The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. James Methodist Church / St. James United Church
463 Saint-Catherine Street West
Montréal, Québec H3B 1B1 Canada

OHS Database ID 60440.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 8, 2017.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 7 divisions. 47 stops. 51 registers. 55 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Notes

  • "Each manual had its own drawknobs for appropriate pedal stops and a dedicated “pedalier” thumb piston to bring the selected registration into play as one moved from manual to manual." --Andrew Forrest, "The organ at St. James United Church, Montréal," The Diapason, January 2014 (Steven E. Lawson. August 8, 2017)

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Andrew Forrest, "The organ at St. James United Church, Montréal," The Diapason, January 2014

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    St. James Methodist Church (after 1925 known as St. James United Church)
    
    E. D. Wadsworth & Bros.   1888/1889   as built: 3 manuals, 47 stops, 55 ranks
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
             E. D. Wadsworth & Bros. (1888)       E. D. Wadsworth & Bros. (1889)
     source: Contract dated 1888          source: Lynnwood Farnam notebooks
    
             GREAT ORGAN (II)                     GREAT ORGAN (II)
         16' Double Open Diapason    61       16' Double Open Diapason    61
          8' Open Diapason           61        8' Open Diapason           61
          8' Hohl Flute              61        8' Hohl Flute              61
          8' Gamba                   61        8' Gamba                   61
          4' Principal               61        4' Principal               61
      2 2/3' Twelfth                 61    2 2/3' Twelfth + Fifteenth    122
          2' Fifteenth               61           Mixture IV             244
             Mixture IV             244           Mixture III            183
          8' Trumpet                 61
          4' Clarion                 61
    
             BACK GREAT ORGAN (II)                BACK GREAT ORGAN (II)
          8' Gemshorn                61        8' Gemshorn                61
          8' Rohr Gedackt            61        8' Rohr Gedackt            61
          4' Viola                   61        6' Quint                   61
          4' Clear Flute             61        4' Flute                   61
             Mixture III            183       16' Contra Fagotto (TC)     49
                                               8' Trumpet                 61
                                               4' Clarion                 61
    
             SWELL ORGAN (III) expressive         SWELL ORGAN (III) expressive
         16' Lieblich Bourdon        61       16' Lieblich Bourdon        61
          8' Open Diapason           61        8' Open Diapason           61
          8' Harmonic Flute          61        8' Harmonique [sic] Flute  61
          8' Gamba                   61        8' Viol Ætheria            61
          4' Octave                  61        4' Octave                  61
          2' Fifteenth               61        2' Flautina                61
             Mixture III            183           Mixture III            183
         16' Bassoon                 61       16' Bassoon                 61
          8' Cornopean               61        8' Cornopean               61
          4' Clarion                 61        4' Clarion                 61
    
             CHOIR ORGAN (I)                      CHOIR ORGAN (I)
          8' Principal               61       16' Lieblich Gedackt        61
          8' Dulciana                61        8' Principal               61
          8' Lieblich Gedackt        61        8' Dulciana                61
          4' Spitz Flute             61        8' Lieblich Gedackt        61
          4' Lieblich Flute          61        4' Spitz Flute             61
          2' Piccolo                 61        4' Lieblich Flute          61
                                               2' Flautina                61
             Optional stops:
         16' Lieblich Gedackt        61
             Echo Cornet III        183
    
             SOLO ORGAN (I)                       SOLO ORGAN (I)
          8' Concert Flute           61        8' Concert Flute           61
          8' Unda Maris (TC)         49        8' Gamba                   61
          8' Vox Humana              61        8' Voix Celestes (TC)      49
          8' Clarionet (TC)          49        4' Octave Flute            61
          8' Orchestral Oboe         61        2' Piccolo                 61
                                               8' Clarionet (TC)          49
             Optional stop:                    8' Orchestral Oboe (TC)    49
         16' Contra Fagotto (AA#)    51
    
             ECHO ORGAN (III)                     ECHO ORGAN (III)
          8' Viol Ætheria            61        8' Echo Flute              61
          8' Vox Celeste (TC)        49           [spare slide]
          4' Flute Octaviante        61        4' Flute Octaviante        61
          2' Piccolo                 61        8' Hautbois                61
          8' Hautbois                61        8' Vox Humana              61
    
             PEDAL ORGAN                          PEDAL ORGAN
         32' Open Diapason (wood)    30 †     32' Open Diapaason (wood)   30 †
         16' Principal Bass (ext OD) 12 †     16' Principal Bass (ext OD) 12 †
         16' Violon                  30       16' Violone                 30
         16' Bourdon (wood)          30       16' Bourdon (wood)          30
          8' Viola (ext)             12        8' Viola (ext)             12
          8' Flute Bass (wood, ext)  12 ‡      8' Flute Bass (wood, ext)  12 ‡
         16' Trombone                30 *     16' Trombone                30 †
          8' Trumpet (ext)           12 †      8' Trumpet (ext)           12 †
    
          †  available only on Great "pédalier"
          ‡  available only Choir "pédalier"
          *  available on Great and Swell "pédaliers"
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-08-08]
    
    
  • Typed stoplist. Source: Andrew Forrest, "The organ at St. James United Church, Montréal," The Diapason, January 2014 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.