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Covenant Presbyterian Church
607 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, California 90802

OHS Database ID 19474.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 July 3, 2008.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 44 stops. 54 registers. 58 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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.


  • Identified through online information from Peter Bates. -- The organ incorporates 28 ranks revoiced or repitched from the former First Presbyterian Church's 1910 Murray Harris organ. The organ was restored/releatherd in 1994 by D. H. Cable under the supervision of Manuel Rosales. The console was rebuilt and modernized in 1998 by Robert Turner. The relay and combination action were replaced by SSL equipment in 1998. A new Festival Trumpet by Schopps was added in 2000. (Database Manager. September 20, 2005)
  • 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:
    Console and Antiphonal built under #1458-A; twenty-eight ranks of church's original 1910 Murray Harris pipework used; Pedal reed unit added in 1967, #1458-B; extant; unaltered; restoration work by Douglas Harrison Cable. (Database Manager. July 3, 2008)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-01-16
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-01-16

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Long Beach, California
    Covenant Presbyterian Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1458   1966   3 manuals, 44 stops, 58 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                                SWELL ORGAN
         16' Gemshorn              61                8' Rohrflöte             68
          8' Principal             61                8' Viole Pomposa         68
          8' Doppelflöte           61                8' Viole Celeste         68
          8' Gemshorn              12                8' Aeoline Celeste II   124
          4' Octave                61                4' Prestant              68
          4' Harmonic Flute        61                4' Flauto Traverso       68
          2' Flachflöte            61                2' Octavin               61
         IV  Fourniture           244           III-IV  Plein Jeu            226
          8' Tromba                61               16' Hautbois              68
             Chimes                                  8' Trompette             68
                                                     8' Hautbois              12
             CHOIR ORGAN                             8' Voix Humaine          68
          8' Geigenprinzipal       68                4' Clairon               68
          8' Cor de Nuit           68                   Tremulant
          8' Quintadena            68
          8' Erzähler              68                   PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Erzähler Celeste (TC) 56               32' Untersatz              8
          4' Fugara                68               16' Contrabass            32
          4' Koppelflöte           68               16' Subbass               32
      2 2/3' Nazard                61               16' Gemshorn              GT
          2' Blockflöte            61               16' Gedeckt               12 SW
      1 3/5' Terz                  61                8' Octave                32
          8' Cromorne-Clarinet     68                8' Flute                 32
             Tremulant                               8' Gemshorn              GT
                                                     4' Choralbass            32
             ANTIPHONAL ORGAN (a)                    4' Waldflöte             32
          8' Spitzflöte            61               IV  Mixture              128
          8' Chimney Flute         61               16' Bombarde              32 b
          4' Principal             61               16' Hautbois              SW
      III-V  Mixture              296                8' Trompette             12 b
                                                     8' Cromorne              CH
             ANTIPHONAL PEDAL (a)                    4' Cromorne              CH
         16' Rohrbass              12 AN
          a  added in 1964 Op. 1458-A
          b  added in 1967 Op. 1458-B
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-06-02]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.