Casavant Opus 3872

Casavant Opus 3872

Casavant Opus 3872

Introduction

The building Canadian Reformed church at Langley BC was constructed in 1981.   The congregation had been worshipping in different halls in the community and   growth of the membership created the need for their own building.

In the design of the sanctuary was the organ loft located above the pulpit.   During the construction the organ committee contacted local organ builders for   proposals. Through contacts of the Rev. D. VanderBoom with the organist Dirk Janszn. Zwart of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the committee was able to access   valuable expertise.

The order was given in 1982 to the Dutch immigrant organ builder Hugo Spilker   of Victoria BC. Because of the limited financial resources this pipe organ was   built based on used parts, some of these came from the basement of the   neighbouring church in Surrey BC.

In the next ten years, two times the purchase price was spent in repairs. At   the beginning of the 21st century the decision was made to replace this   instrument.

Canadian organbuilder Casavant Freres was selected as the organ builder.   Effective collaboration between Jaqcuelin Rochette, Tonal Director of Casavant,   and Frank Ezinga, the organist of the church on behalf of the organ committee   resulted in a two manual instrument with 22 stops. The new instrument was   installed in the spring of 2008. On September 19, 2008 the inauguration took   place, featuring organist and composer Denis Bédard, who was also commissioned   to write a new composition “Quattre Pasumes” for this new organ.

Specification

GREAT (I)
SWELL (II)
PEDAL

1. Prestant 8′
2. Chimney Flute 8′
3. Octave 4′
4. Quinte 2 2/3′
5. Flute 2′
6. Seventeenth 1 3/5′
7. Mixture II-IV
8. Trumpet   8′

9. Stopped Diapason 8′
10. Gambe 8′
11. Vox Celeste 8′
12. Principal   4′
13. Spindle Flute 4′
14. Fifteenth 2′
15. Ninteenth 1 1/3′
16.   Doucaine 16′
17. Oboe 8′
Tremulant
Swell 16′
Swell 4′

18. Subbass 16
19. Octavebass 8
20. Octave 4
21. Doucaine 16   (Swell)
22. Trumpet 8 (Great)