The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
582 Hope Street
Mountain View, California 94041

OHS Database ID 38322.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 9, 2009.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 30 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. 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.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from Monty Bennett. -- This is the church I grew up taking organ lessons in, then later became the church organist through high school. The Murray Harris organ was installed in St. Joseph's Church in the early 1920s after a disastrous fire. The Harris organ was originally installed in a seminary/college chapel in Santa Clara, CA. In 1980-1981, the late Bob Newton (Newton Pipe Organ Service) and his staff Roger Inkpen and Steve Leslie rebuilt and enlarged the organ to the design of the late Bill Bagileo. The solo trumpet stop is named Trompette de Bagileo in his honor. (Database Manager. January 8, 2009)

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