Census IDPEK2014
LocationBeijing, Beitang (North Church, Church of the Holy Savior)
BuilderCasavant , Op. 3905
SpecsIII/38; second console in nave

PEK2014 is a III/38 instrument of great historical importance. This Casavant three-manual and pedal organ was installed in October and November 2014, and dedicated on 7 December 2014. It is a  partial replica (I/III/Ped) and expansion of PEK1888 (Cavaillé-Coll Op. 607; the added feature is a Positif manual (II), under expression with the Récit.)

The specs of the new organ are:

Grand-Orgue (I)

Bourdon 16′

Montre 8′

Flûte harmonique 8′

Bourdon 8′

Prestant 4′

Flûte douce 4′

Doublette 2′

Dessus de Cornet III 

Fourniture IV-V

Basson 16′

Clarion 4′

Positif (II)

Flûte majeure 8′

Salicional 8′

Flûte 4′

Nazard 2 2/3′

Piccolo 2′

Tierce 1 3/5′

Cymbale III

Trompette 8′

Récit (III)

Cor de nuit 8′

Viole de gambe 8′

Voix céleste 8′ (from Tenor C)

Fugara 4′

Plein-jeu II-IV

Clarinette 16′

Basson-Hautbois 8′

Voix humaine 8′


Basse résultante 32′

Contrebasse 16′

Bourdon 16′

Théorbe 10 2/3′

Octavebasse 8′

Violoncelle 8′

Bourdon 8′

Octave 4′

Bombarde 16′

Trompette 8′

Couplers G.O/Ped 8, Pos./Ped 8, Pos./Ped. 4, Réc./Ped 8, Réc./Ped. 4; Pos./G.O. 16, Pos./G.O. 8, Pos./G.O. 4, Réc./G.O. 16, Réc./G.O. 8, Réc./G.O. 4, Réc./Pos. 16, Réc./Pos. 8, Réc./Pos. Pos. 16, Pos. 4; Réc. 16, Réc. 4.
Accessories Tremolo to G.O., Pos., Réc. Pos. Unison Off, Réc. Unison Off; Combination action: electronic capture system, with 100 levels of memory; Auto-bass (Ped. played on G.O.); Grand Jeu; Effet d’orage (five notes); Pos. and Réc. expression pedals; Crescendo on all stops and couplers;

The dedicatory recital was given by Daniel Tappe, and included works of Bach, Guilmant, Ropartz, Gigout, Widor, and Vierne.

A descriptive account of the entire service of dedication forms the conclusion of Chapter Seven of Keys to the Kingdom (pp. 342-45).

PEK2014, after the dedication.

Cavaillé-Coll Op. 607 (PEK1888)

PEK2014, Gallery console

The Beitang, illuminated for the dedication.