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Central Union Church
1660 South Beretania
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96826

OHS Database ID 24399.

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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 May 18, 2009.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 4 divisions. 49 stops. 65 registers. 66 ranks. 4083 pipes. 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. 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. 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 James R. Stettner. -- Replaced Skinner Organ Co. Op. 400, 1923. Contracted in 1964. Organ not installed until 1966. Utilized the existing Austin console, the 400-A gallery chassis, and seven retained ranks. (Database Manager. October 26, 2006)
  • Updated through information from Tony Meloni, posted to PIPORG-L: "We also did a fair amount of restoration work on the organ at Central Union Church, which contains another Aeolian Skinner from that period. It is a it larger, with a lot more 'spike' to it due to the scaling and style of the principals, mixtures and reeds. The Skinner console is long gone, having been replaced by a four manual Austin console in the 1990s (pre-Ed Odell). It works very well." (James Cook. June 9, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Samuel Lam. (Database Manager. May 18, 2009)

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  • Stoplist from Aeolian-Skinner's Archives
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Central Union Church (UCC)
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1452   1964   4 manuals, 49 stops, 66 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
          16' Gemshorn               61             8' Spitzgedeckt           68
           8' Prinzipal              61             8' Viola Pomposa          68
           8' Gedecktflöte           61             8' Viola Celeste          68
           8' Gemshorn               12             8' Kleinerzähler II      136
           4' Oktave                 61             4' Prestant               68
           4' Quintade               61             4' Koppelflöte            68
           2' Waldflöte              61             2' Flachflöte             61
          II  Rauschmixtur          122            IV  Plein Jeu             244
          IV  Mixture               244           III  Cymbale               183
              Chimes                               16' Basson                 68
           8' Festival Trompeta     GAL             8' Trompette              68
                                                    8' English Horn           68
              CHOIR-POSITIV ORGAN                   8' Vox Humana             68
           8' Spitzgeigen            61             4' Bombarde               68
           8' Rohrgedeckt            61                Tremulant
           8' Flauto Dolce           61
           8' Flute Celeste (TC)     49                PEDAL ORGAN
           4' Fugara Grosso          61            32' Contre Bourdon          7
           4' Blockflöte             61            16' Contra Principal       32
       2 2/3' Nasat                  61            16' Bourdon                32
           2' Prinzipal              61            16' Gemshorn               GT
       1 3/5' Terz                   61            16' Rohrbass               12 CH
           1' Sifflöte               61             8' Octave Principal       12
         III  Zimbel                183             8' Bourdon                12
          16' Krummhorn              61             8' Gemshorn               GT
           8' Rohrschalmei           61             4' Choral Principal       12
           4' Orchestral Oboe        61             4' Bourdon                12
              Tremulant                            IV  Mixture               128
                                                   32' Contre Basson          12 SW
              GALLERY ORGAN                        16' Posaune                32
           8' Montre Conique         68            16' Basson                 SW
           8' Pommer                 68             8' Trumpet                12
           8' Harmonic Spitzflöte    68             8' Basson                 SW
           8' Spitzfl. Celeste (TC)  56             4' Basson                 SW
           4' Prestant               68                Chimes                 GT
           2' Zauberflöte            61
      III-IV  Fourniture            226
           8' Hautbois               68
           8' Festival Trompeta      68
           4' Festival Trompeta      12
    [Received online from Steven E. Lawson  2013-11-14]
  • Click Here Stoplist from Aeolian-Skinner's Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.