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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

OHS Database ID 17991.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 6, 2011.
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Technical Details

Slider chests with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted).

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 76 stops. 105 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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

  • Information provided by John Panning, Dobson Pipe Organs, Ltd. (James Cook. May 3, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Identified through information on both the builder's and the church's web sites: Six divisions: Great, Swell, Positive, Solo, Fanfare, and Pedal. Pedal has only three independent, unified registers: 32' Contra Bourdon, 16' Open Diapason, and 32' Contra Trombone - all else borrowed. Fanfare has three independent en-chamade registers playing as 5 speaking stops: 16'/8', 8', and 4'/8'. Sub and Super intra-manual couplers to Swell, Solo, and Positive, but no Unisons Off. Only unison couplers between divisions. Solo and Pedal divisions are on non-slider E-P action. Bass CCCC of Pedal 32' Principal shipped in two pieces, and joined on-site. The "case" is of cherry. Organ weighs 42 tons. 3 blowers providing 27 h.p. Wind pressures range from 5" to 20". Cathedral and organ blessed on Sat., May 3, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, presiding. Following a service of Evening Prayer, an organ recital was given by Cathedral Organist, Samuel S. Soria. (Database Manager. July 9, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. February 6, 2011)

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Photographs

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Pipe Facade. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2012-04-21
Inside the organ - ladderwell. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2012-04-21
Church Interior. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Console. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2016-12-15
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Organ Case and Facade. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Choir Loft and Organ Case. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Cathedral Exterior. Photograph by Angelina Ngo 2015-12-15
Cathedral interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Cathedral interior to rear. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Cathedral exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Console center. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Organ and case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08

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Stoplist

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  • From Dobson website
    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA
    2003 Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd. Opus 75
    
    Great (II):
    32' Prestant
    16' Prestant
    16' Violonbasse
    16' Bourdon
    8' Principal
    8' Violoncelle
    8' Flute harmonique
    8' Doppel Floete
    5-1/3' Gros Nasard
    4' Octave
    4' Nachthorn
    3-1/5' Grosse Tierce
    2-2/3' Quinte
    2' Octave
    1-3/5' Tierce
    V-VII Corneta Magna 8' (f18-g56)
    V-VIII Mixture 2'
    IV Cymbale 1'
    16' Posaune
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    Tremulant
    8' Horizontal Trumpet (interior)
    Swell to Great
    Positive to Great
    Solo to Great
    Fanfare on Great
    
    Swell (III; enclosed):
    16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Bourdon
    8' Viole de gambe
    8' Voix celeste (CC)
    8' Dulciane
    8' Voix angelique (TC)
    4' Prestant
    4' Flute octaviante
    2-2/3' Nasard
    2' Octavin
    1-3/5' Tierce
    V Plein jeu 2'
    16' Bombarde
    8' Trompette harmonique
    8' Hautbois
    8' Voix humaine
    4' Clarion harmonique
    Tremulant
    Chimes
    Swell 16'
    Swell 4'
    Fanfare on Swell
    Positive to Swell
    Solo to Swell
    
    Positive (I; enclosed):
    16' Gemshorn
    8' Principal
    8' Gedackt
    8' Salicional
    8' Unda maris (CC)
    4' Octave
    4' Chimney Flute
    2' Octave
    1-1/3' Larigot
    II Sesquialtera 2-2/3'
    IV-VI Mixture 1-1/3'
    16' Bassoon
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    8' Cromorne
    8' Harp
    Positive 16'
    Positive 4'
    Tremulant
    8' Tuba (Solo)
    Fanfare on Positive
    Swell to Positive
    Solo to Positive
    Zimbelstern
    
    Solo (IV; enclosed):
    16' Principal
    8' Principal
    8' Major Flute
    8' Gamba
    8' Gamba Celeste (CC)
    8' Viole d'orchestre
    8' Viole Celeste (TC)
    5-1/3' Quinte
    4' Octave
    4' Orchestral Flute
    IV Mixture 2-2/3'
    8' English Horn
    8' French Horn
    8' Clarinet
    Tremulant
    32' Contre Bombarde (ext. 16')
    16' Bombarde
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    8' Tuba
    8' Horizontal Trumpet (Great)
    Solo 16'
    Solo 4'
    Great to Solo
    Swell to Solo
    Positive to Solo
    Fanfare on Solo
    
    Fanfare (all en chamade):
    16' Trompeta magna
    8' Trompeta de los angeles
    8' Trompeta fuerte (ext. 4')
    8' Clarin de campana (ext. 16')
    4' Bajoncillo
    
    Pedal:
    32' Prestant (Great)
    32' Contra Bourdon
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Principal (Solo)
    16' Violonbasse (Great)
    16' Subbass (ext. 32')
    16' Bourdon (Great)
    16' Gemshorn (Positive)
    10-2/3' Gross Quint (ext. Open Diapason)
    8' Principal (Solo)
    8' Flute (ext. Open Diapason)
    8' Violoncelle (Great)
    8' Bourdon (ext. 32')
    5-1/3' Quint (Solo)
    4' Octave (Solo)
    IV Mixture 2-2/3' (Solo)
    32' Contra Trombone
    32' Contre Bombarde (Solo)
    16' Trombone (ext. 32')
    16' Bombarde (Solo)
    16' Posaune (Great)
    8' Trumpet (Solo)
    4' Clarion (Solo)
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Positive to Pedal
    Solo to Pedal
    Fanfare on Pedal
    Great/Positive Manual Transfer
    All Swells to Swell
    Zimbelstern
    Nightingale
    
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-09-01.]
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