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Crystal Cathedral / Christ Cathedral
12141 Lewis St
Garden Grove, California 92840

Cathedral

OHS Database ID 23457.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 17, 2019.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

5 manuals. 14 divisions. 302 stops. 218 registers. 293 ranks. 15966 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room.

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.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from Scott Crowell. -- The Hazel Wright organ consists of the 1962 Aeolian-Skinner organ (opus 1388) from the Lincoln Center in New York City and the 1977 Fratelli Ruffatti organ built for the church's former sanctuary, the Garden Grove Community Church. The organ has two 5-manual consoles, a main console and a console in the rear (south) gallery. Organ has some digital stops that are not included in the data above. (Database Manager. May 7, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from Sam Cherubin. -- A new String, East and West En Chamades were added on by Ruffatti. The West Organ (Epistle) contains 244 pipes of Trompette en Chamades on 12" of Pressure. The East Organ (Gospel & Echo) also contains Trompette en Chamades but a different timbre from the Chamades is the Epistle Organ. The En Chamade in the East organ is on 16" of pressure. The en chamades even have their own blowers (East and West). (Database Manager. January 12, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from steve bournias. -- Contact with Trivo Co Hagerstown MD;Tuba Mirabilis is patterned after the Wurlitzer scale @8"d.@CC and voiced on 18" wp. (Database Manager. December 31, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Matt Gerhard. (Database Manager. February 5, 2013)
  • Updated by Sam Cherubin, naming this as the source of information: "The Organs and the Carillon of the Crystal Cathedral".

    Organ is currently being restored/renovated by Ruffatti Organs in Italy, pipes are being cleaned & restored, casework is being renovated and repainted, wind-chests are being releathered and restored. Former Walker digital voices are being discarded and replaced by another firm, per Diapason Magazine from June 2014, page 28. (Stephen Hall. April 17, 2019)

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Main organ. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Epistle organ. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Gallery Pedal, Contra Bombarde 32'. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Console, side view. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Console, front view. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Gallery organ. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Gospel organ. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Epistle organ. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Gallery Pedal: Montre le Tour 16'. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Gallery organ from outside - open panel. Photograph by Tim Pettay 1997-06-21
Consoles (l to r - former balcony Ruffatti, chancel Ruffatti, and balcony Möller). Photograph (1990) courtesy of Frederick Swann
Main Organ. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2019-07-01
Main Organ Left. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2019-07-01
Main Organ Right. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2019-07-01
South Gallery Organ. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2019-07-01
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2019-07-01

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from Sam Cherubin.. Source: Stoplist from "The Organs and the Carillon of the Crystal Cathedral" booklet
    Christ Cathedral (Formerly Crystal Cathedral)
    Garden Grove, CA
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1388 (1962) - From Lincoln Hall, NYC
    Fratelli Ruffatti (19722) - From Garden Grove Community Church
    
    302 Stops, 293 Ranks, 17,106 Pipes
    Two 5-Manual Consoles (Front & Rear)
    31 Walker Digital Voices (1996)
    
    KEY: (S) - Aeolian Skinner pipework, (R) - Ruffatti pipework, (A) - Additions/replacement pipework, (W) - Walker digital voices
    
    
    II. GREAT ORGAN
    3rd Level, West Tower (Left)
    WP: 3", 3-3/8", 5", 7"
    
    16' Montre (R)
    16' Kontra Geigen (S)
    16' Bourdon (S)
    8' Diapason (S)
    8' Principal Major (R)
    8' Principal (R)
    8' Holz Bourdon (S)
    8' Flute Harmonique (R)
    8' Spitzflote (S)
    8' Spitz Celeste (R)
    5-1/3' Gross Quinte (A)
    4' Octave (R)
    4' Oktav (S)
    4' Flute a Cheminee (R)
    4' Flute Ouverte (S)
    3-1/5' Gross Tierce (S)
    2-2/3' Quinte (S)
    2' Fifteenth (R)
    2' Super Octave (S)
    2' Blockflote (S)
    2-2/3' II Sesquialtera (R)
    2-2/3' II Jeu de Tierce (S)
    2-2/3' II-VII Grand Fourniture (A)
    1-1/3' IV Ripieno (R)
    1-1/3' IV-VI Mixture (A)
    2/3' IV Cimbalo (R)
    2/3' III-V Zimbel (S)
    16' Contre Trompette (R)
    16' Posaune (TC) (A)
    8' Trompette (R)
    8' Trompete (S)
    4' Clairon (R)
    Tremulant
    Chimes (W)
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    
    III. SWELL ORGAN
    1st Level, West Tower (Left) - Aeolian-Skinner Pipework
    1st Level, East Tower (Right) - Ruffatti Pipework
    WP: 3-1/2", 3-3/4", 5"
    
    32' Contre Gambe (W)
    16' Gambe (W)
    16' Flute Courte (S)
    16' Quintadena (R)
    8' Montre (S)
    8' Principal (R)
    8' Viole de Gamba (S)
    8' Viole Celeste (S)
    8' Salicional (R)
    8' Voix Celeste (R)
    8' Erzahler (R)
    8' Erzahler Celeste (R)
    8' Flute Couverte (S)
    8' Bourdon (R)
    4' Prestant (S)
    4' Octave (R)
    4' Flute a Pavillion (S)
    4' Cor de Nuit (R)
    2-2/3' Nazard (R)
    2' Doublette (S)
    2' Flute a Bec (R)
    1-3/5' Tierce (R)
    1-1/7' Septieme (A)
    1-1/3' Larigot (S)
    1' Piccolo (A)
    8/9' None (S)
    2' III Plein Jeu (S)
    2' V Ripieno (R)
    2/3' Cymbale III (S)
    8' V Cornet (collective) (R)
    16' Bombarde (S)
    16' Contre Tromeptte (TC) (A)
    16' Basson (R)
    8' Premiere Trompette (S)
    8' Deuxieme Trompette (A)
    8' Hautbois d'Orchestre (A)
    8' Hautbois (R)
    8' Voix Humaine (R)
    4' Premiere Clairon (S)
    4' Deuxieme Clairon (A)
    Tremulant
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    
    I. CHOIR ORGAN
    2nd Level, East Tower (Right)
    WP: 4-3/4"
    
    16' Gemshorn (S)
    8' Viola Pomposa (S)
    8' Viola Celeste (S)
    8' Cor de Nuit (S)
    8' Flauto Dolce (S)
    8' Flauto Celeste (S)
    4' Prinzipal (S)
    4' Koppelflote (S)
    2-2/3' Rohr Nasat (S)
    2' Prinzipal (A)
    2' Zauberflote (S)
    1-3/5' Tierce (S)
    1-1/3' Larigot (S)
    2/3' IV Scharff (S)
    16' Fagotto (S)
    8' Petite Trompette (S)
    8' Clarinet (A)
    4' Fagotto (ext.) (S)
    Tremulant
    8' Millenial Trumpet (Gal. Gt)
    Harp (W)
    Celesta (W)
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    Great/Choir Transfer
    
    IV. SOLO ORGAN
    2nd Level, West Tower (Left)
    WP: 6", 7-1/2", 10"
    
    8' Gambe (A)
    8' Gambe Celeste (A)
    8' Major Flute (Gal. Solo)
    8' Doppelflote (A)
    4' Major Octave (R)
    4' Orchestral Flute (R)
    2-2/3' Quinte Flute (A)
    2' Fife (A)
    2' VI Harmonics (R)
    1-1/3' III Gross Fourniture (S)
    1/2' IV Cymbel (S)
    16' English Post Horn (ext.)(S)
    8' Trompette Harmonique (S)
    8' English Post Horn (S)
    8' English Horn (A)
    8' French Horn (A)
    8' Corno di Bassetto (A)
    8' Cor de Basset (Gal. Solo)
    4' Clairon Harmonique (S)
    Tremulant
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    
    IV. BOMBARDE ORGAN (Unenclosed) 
    3rd Level, East Tower
    WP: 16" (Herald Trumpet), 18" (Tuba)
    
    8' Flute d'Arvella (Pedal)
    8' Herald Trumpet 
    8' Millenial Trumpet (Gal. Gt.)
    16' Tuba Profunda (TC)
    8' Tuba Mirabilis
    4' Tuba Clarion (ext.)
    Tremulant
    Solo Sub
    Solo Unison Off
    Solo Super
    
    V. POSITIV ORGAN
    4th Level, East Tower
    WP: 3"
    
    16' Bourdon (Great)
    8' Principal (R)
    8' Rohrflote (S)
    4' Prinzipal (S)
    4' Spillflote (A)
    2' Oktav (S)
    1-1/3' Larigot (S)
    1' Sifflote (S)
    2/3' IV Scharff (A)
    1/4' III Terz Zimbel (A)
    16' Fagotto (Ch.)
    8' Krummhorn (S)
    4' Rohr Schalmei (S)
    Tremulant
    8' Tuba Mirabilis (Bombarde)
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    
    GOSPEL ORGAN (Floating)
    East Gallery Chamades
    WP: 16"
    
    16' Trompette en Chamade (R)
    8' Trompette en Chamade (R)
    4' Trompette en Chamade (DT) (R)
    
    16' Pedal Principal (W)
    8' Principal (W)
    4' Octave (W)
    2' Super Octave (W)
    1-1/3' IV Mixture (W)
    Sub
    
    On Manuals V, IV, III, II, I
    
    EPISTLE ORGAN (Floating)
    West Gallery Chamades
    WP: 12" Chamades, 5" Cornet
    
    16' Trompette en Chamade (R)
    8' Trompette en Chamade (R)
    4' Trompette en Chamade (DT) (R)
    2' Trompette en Chamade (DT) (R)
    8' V Mounted Cornet (in between front organ cases) (A)
    
    16' Pedal Principal (W)
    8' Principal (W)
    4' Octave (W)
    2' IV-V Mixture (W)
    Sub
    On Manuals V, IV, III, II, I
    
    III. ECHO ORGAN
    East Balcony Transept
    Walker Digital 1996
    
    8' Gedeckt
    8' Vox Amorosa II
    8' Voix Seraphique II
    8' Violes Forte II
    4' Divinare
    2-2/3' Rohr Nasat
    8' Hautbois
    8' Antropoglossa
    Tremulant
    Sub
    Super
    On Manuals V, IV, II, I, Pedal
    Off Manual III
    
    PEDAL ORGAN
    2nd Level, West Tower; 4th Level, East Tower; Center between towers
    WP: 5", 10"
    
    64' La Force (Derived) (A)
    32' Double Diapason (ext.) (A)
    32' Kontra Geigen (ext.) (S)
    32' Contra Bourdon (W)
    32' Contre Gambe (Swell)
    21-1/3' Diapente Grave (S)
    16' Diapason (A)
    16' Contre Basse (S)
    16' Geigen (Gt.)
    16' Montre (Gt.)
    16' Principal (S)
    16' Bourdon (S)
    16' Subbasso (R)
    16' Gambe (Sw.)
    16' Gemshorn (Ch.)
    16' Flute Courte (Sw.)
    16' Quintaton (Sw.)
    10-2/3' Quinte (R)
    8' Octave (S)
    8' Principal (R)
    8' Violone (R)
    8' Geigen (Gt.)
    8' Spitzflote (S)
    8' Principal (Pos.)
    8' Bourdon (S)
    8' Bordone (R)
    8' Gemshorn (Ch.)
    8' Flute Courte (Sw.)
    5-1/3' Octave Quinte (A)
    4' Choralbass (S)
    4' Octave (R)
    4' Principal (Pos.)
    4' Spillflote (S)
    4' Spireflote (R)
    2' Octave (R)
    2' Spindleflote (S)
    5-1/3' IV Fourniture (S)
    2-2/3' VI Ripieno (R)
    1-1/3' II Acuta (S)
    32' Grand Cornet IV (Derived) (A)
    32' Contre Bombarde (W)
    32' Kontra Posaune (ext.)(S)
    32' Contra Fagotto (W)
    16' Posaune (S)
    16' Contre Trompette (Gt.)
    16' Bombarde (Sw.)
    16' Basson (Sw.)
    16' English Post Horn (So.)
    16' Fagotto (Ch.)
    8' Trompete (S)
    8' Trompette (R)
    8' Fagotto (Ch.)
    8' Krummhorn (Pos.)
    4' Klarine (ext.)(S)
    4' Trompette (ext.)(R)
    4' Rohr Schalmei (Pos.)
    2' Rohr Schalmei (Pos.)
    
    
    GALLERY GREAT ORGAN (Floating)
    Gallery Organ, West Side (Right)
    WP: 3-1/2"
    
    8' Grande Montre (Gal. Ped.) 
    8' Holz Principal (A)
    8' Holz Gedackt (R)
    4' Octave (A)
    4' Koppelflote (R)
    2' Fifteenth (R)
    1-1/3' Nineteenth (R)
    1' Twenty-Second (R)
    1-1/3' V Fourniture (A)
    1/2' IV Zimbel (R)
    16' Sub Trumpet (ext.) (A)
    8' Trumpet (A)
    4' Clairon (ext.) (A)
    Tremulant
    8' Millenial Trumpet (12" Wind) (A)
    8' Herald Trumpet (Solo)
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    On Manuals V, IV, III, I
    Off Manuals II
    
    V. GALLERY CELESTIAL ORGAN
    Gallery Organ, East Side (Left)
    WP: 2-1/2", 4", 6"
    
    16' Bourdon Doux (ext.) (R)
    8' Principal (A)
    8' Viola Pomposa (R)
    8' Viola Celeste (R)
    8' Flauto Dolce (A)
    8' Flauto Celeste (A)
    8' Flute a Cheminee (R)
    4' Principal (A)
    4' Italian Principal (R)
    4' Flute Traversiere (R)
    2' Doublette (A)
    2' Octavin (R)
    2-2/3' II Sesquialtera (TC) (A)
    4/5' II Jeu de Clochette (A)
    1-1/3' V Plein Jeu (A)
    2/3' IV Cymbale (A)
    16' Contre Trompette (ext.) (R)
    16' Ranquette (A)
    8' Trompette (R)
    8' Cor Anglais (R)
    8' Cromorne (A)
    8' Voix Humaine (S)
    4' Cor de Schuller (R)
    4' Trichter Regal (A)
    Tremulant
    Chimes (25 tubes)
    Harp (W)
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    Positiv off Celestial
    
    GALLERY STRING ORGAN (Floating)
    Gallery Organ, West Side (Right)
    WP: 10"
    
    16' Viola (R)
    16' Viola Celeste (R)
    8' Dulciana (R)
    8' Unda Maris (R)
    8' Salicional (R)
    8' Voix Celeste (R)
    8' Dulcett (R)
    8' Dulcett Celeste (R)
    8' Muted Viole I (R)
    8' Muted Viole I Celeste (R)
    8' Muted Viole II (R)
    8' Muted Viole II Celeste (R)
    8' Violoncello (R)
    8' Violoncello Celeste (R)
    8' Rohrpfiefe (A)
    4' Nachthorn (A)
    Tremulant
    Sub
    Unison Off
    Super
    On Manuals V, IV, III, II
    Off Manuals I
    String Tutti
    
    IV. GALLERY SOLO ORGAN
    Enclosed within Celestial & String Divisions
    WP: 10" Cor de Basset, 12" Major Flute
    
    8' Major Flute (A) 
    8' Cor de Basset (S)
    8' Millenial Trumpet (Gal. Gt.)
    
    GALLERY PEDAL ORGAN
    Gallery Organs, East Side (Left) & Center
    WP: 5"
    
    32' Contre Basse (W)
    32' Untersatz (W)
    16' Montre le Tour (A)
    16' Open Wood (A)
    16' Bourdon (A)
    16' Bourdon Doux (Cel.)
    16' Viola (String)
    16' Viola Celeste (String)
    8' Prestant (A)
    8' Bourdon (A)
    8' Viole (String)
    8' Viole Celeste (String)
    4' Basse de Choral (A)
    2' V Mixture (from Gal. Gt.)
    32' Grand Harmoniques IV (Derived) (A)
    32' Contre Bombarde (ext.) (A)
    16' Bombarde (A)
    16' Sub Trumpet (Gal. Gt.)
    16' Contre Trompette (Cel.)
    16' Ranquette (Cel.)
    8' Bombarde (ext.)
    4' Clairon (ext.)
    8' Millenial Trumpet (Gal. Gt.)
    
    BORSTWERK ORGAN (Console knobs preparation, no pipes)
    Designed in 1997 as a moveable organ for use with orchestra or elsewhere on campus
    
    8' Roerfluit
    8' Quintadeen
    4' Octaaf
    4' Speelfluit
    2' Fluit
    1-3/5' II Tertian (TC)
    1-1/3' IV Mixture
    16' Baarpiip
    Tremulant
    
    PERCUSSION ORGAN (Chancel & Balcony)
    
    Tower Carillon (Manuals I, IV & Pedal)
    Glockenstern (8 bells)
    Etoile du Grand Martin (13 bells)
    Rossignol
    
    
    
    
    
    
    	
  • Click Here Original document from Sam Cherubin.. Source: Stoplist from "The Organs and the Carillon of the Crystal Cathedral" booklet Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.