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First United Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91101

OHS Database ID 22853.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 19, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 52 stops. 62 registers. 65 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.

Notes

  • Identified 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:
    Rebuild of Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus 430 (1923/1955), reusing shades from #446 and chests from #893; Schlicker console in 1974; now 4/65; damaged but repaired in 1989 earthquake. (Database Manager. January 18, 2006)

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Schlicker console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Schlicker console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-08-08

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from church website
    Pasadena, California
    First Methodist Church
    
    Manuel Rosales & Associates   Opus 1   1974            4 manuals, 52 stops, 65 ranks
    Rebuild of Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 430-A   1955
    ____________________________________________________________________________________
    
              GREAT ORGAN                                  SWELL ORGAN
          16' Violone               17 PED             16' Bourdon               73
          16' Bourdon               17 PED              8' Diapason              73
           8' First Diapason        61                  8' Gamba                 73
           8' Second Diapason       61                  8' Gedeckt               73
           8' Chimney Flute         61 (Echo)           8' Voix Celeste II      146
           4' Octave                61                  8' Flute Celeste II     134
           4' Flute d'Amour         61 (Echo)           4' Octave                73
       2 2/3' Twelfth               61                  4' Flute                 73
           2' Fifteenth             61                  4' Unda Maris II        146
          IV  Mixture              244                  2' Piccolo               61
         III  Scharf               183 a              III  Mixture              183
           8' Tromba                61 a               16' Fagotto               73
                                                        8' Trompette             73
              CHOIR ORGAN                               8' Oboe                  73
           8' Concert Flute         73                  8' Vox Humana            73
           8' Erzähler              73                  4' Clairon               73
           8' Erzähler Celeste (TC) 61                     Tremolo
           4' Principal             73 a
           4' Flute                 73                     PEDAL ORGAN
       2 2/3' Nazard                61                 32' Resultant             --
           2' Piccolo               61                 16' Contrabass            32
       1 3/5' Tierce                61                 16' Bourdon               32
           8' Corno di Bassetto     73                 16' Violone               32
              Tremolo                                  16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
                                                        8' Octave                32 a
              SOLO ORGAN                                8' Spitzfloete           32 a
           8' Koppelfloete          73 a                8' Bourdon               12
           8' Violincello           73                  8' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
           8' Gamba Celeste         73                  4' Choralbass            32 a
           4' Orchestral Flute      73                  4' Nachthorn             32 a
           8' Tuba Mirabilis        73                  4' Bourdon               12
           8' Bombarde              73                 IV  Mixture              128 a
           8' French Horn           73                 32' Bombarde              32
           8' Englishh Horn         73                 16' Trombone              12
              Tremolo                                  16' Fagotto               SW
              Chimes (in Echo)                          8' Tromba                12
                                                           Chimes                SO
           a  new in 1974
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-06-19]
    
    
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