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Grace Cathedral, Episcopal
1100 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108

Cathedral

OHS Database ID 14.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 31, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 107 stops. 125 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

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

Notes

  • The original builder was Aeolian-Skinner (1933, Opus 910). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1995 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Addition of Bombarde and Gallery divisions by Casavant Freres in 1979 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Addition of Bombarde and Gallery divisions to Aeolian-Skinner Opus 910-A (1952). (Database Manager. November 17, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New console by Schoenstein. (Database Manager. August 31, 2014)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Left Organ Case. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Bombarde Organ Case and Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Cathedral Nave. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Chancel Organ Cases. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Gallery Organ Case. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Console. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Altar and Organ Cases. Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of T. Bradford Willis
Cathedral interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-14
Cathedral interior to rear and gallery organ. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-14
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-14
Cathedral interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-14

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Stoplist

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  • From organ brochure on cathedral web site
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 910-A   1952   4 manuals, 107 stops, 125 ranks
    Showing additions by Casavant Frères (1973-4) and Schoenstein & Co. (2001)
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN (II)                           SOLO ORGAN (IV)
          16' Diapason                61              8' Flauto Mirabilis        73
           8' First Diapason          61              8' Gamba                   73
           8' Second Diapason         61              8' Gamba Celeste           73
           8' Flute Harmonique        61              8' Harmonic Flute          73
           8' Stopped Diapason        61              8' Tuba Major (unenclosed) 61 a
           8' Gemshorn                61              8' Tuba Mirabilis          73
       5 1/3' Quint                   61              8' French Horn             61
           4' Octave                  61              8' English Horn            73
           4' Principal               61              4' Clarion                 73
           4' Flute                   61                 Tremulant
       3 1/5' Grosse Tierce           61              8' Harp (TC)               --
       2 2/3' Twelfth                 61              4' Celesta                 49 bars
           2' Fifteenth               61
           2' Blockflöte              61                 GALLERY ORGAN (floating)
       1 3/5' Tierce                  61             16' Pedal Principal         32 b
          IV  Fourniture             244              8' Diapason                56 b
         III  Cymbal                 183              4' Octave                  56 b
          16' Double Trumpet          61              2' Fifteenth               56 b
           8' Trumpet                 61          1 1/3' Mixture VIII           448 b
           4' Clarion                 61
           8' Tuba Major              SO a               BOMBARDE (floating)
                                                         (division silenced March 2001)
              SWELL ORGAN (III)                       8' Montre                  61 b
          16' Lieblich Gedeckt        73              4' Octave                  61 b
           8' Geigen                  73              2' Doublette               61 b
           8' Stopped Diapason        73                 Cornet V (TC)          245 b
           8' Gamba                   73            VII  Mixture                427 b
           8' Voix Celeste            73             16' Bombarde                61 b
           8' Echo Gamba Celeste II  134              8' Trompette               61 b
           8' Flauto Dolce            73              4' Clairon                 61 b
           8' Flute Celeste (TC)      61
           4' Principal               73                 PEDAL ORGAN
           4' Harmonic Flute          73             32' Diapason                 7
           4' Spitzflöte              73             16' Open Bass               32
       2 2/3' Nazard                  61             16' Diapason                32
           2' Fifteenth               61             16' Bourdon                 32
       1 3/5' Tierce                  61             16' Lieblich Gedeckt        SW
         III  Plein Jeu              183             16' Violone                 44
         III  Scharf                 183             16' Gemshorn                CH
          16' Posaune                 73             16' Gamba (from 16' Diap)   GT
           8' Trompette Harmonique    73         10 2/3' Quint                   32
           8' Cornopean               73              8' Octave                  32
           8' Oboe                    73              8' Flute                   32
           8' Vox Humana              73              8' Cello  (from Violone)   --
           4' Clarion                 73              8' Still Gedeckt           SW
              Tremulant                           6 2/5' Grosse Tierce           32
              Zimbelstern        6 bells          5 1/3' Octave Quint            32
                                                      4' Super Octave            32
              CHOIR ORGAN (I)                         4' Flute                   32
          16' Gemshorn                73              2' Blockflöte              GT
           8' Viola Pomposa           73            III  Mixture                 96
           8' Viola Celeste           73             32' Contre Bombarde         68
           8' Melodia                 73             16' Bombarde   (from 32')   --
           8' Lieblich Gedeckt        73             16' Posaune                 SW
           8' Erzähler                73              8' Trompette  (from 32')   --
           8' Kleine Erzähler (TC)    61              4' Clairon    (from 32')   --
           4' Gemshorn                73              8' Tuba Major              SO
           4' Lieblich Flute          73             
       2 2/3' Nazard                  61             
           2' Piccolo                 61             
       1 3/5' Tierce                  61
           1' Sifflöte                61
      III-IV  Zimbel                 213
           8' Trompette               73
           8' Clarinet                73              a  Added by Schoenstein & Co., 2001
              Tremulant                               b  Added by Casavant Frères, 1973-4
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-25]
    
    
  • Click Here From organ brochure on cathedral web site Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.