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Al Malaikah Shrine Auditorium
665 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90007

OHS Database ID 45357.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 14, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 60 stops. 83 registers. 68 ranks. 4485 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Stop keys on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through information in List of More than 5200 Moller Pipe Organs (Hagerstown, Maryland. M. P. Möller, 1928). (Database Manager. October 31, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 24, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 25, 2011)
  • This is the largest theater in America; built to seat 6,717, it currently seats 6,308 - compared to the 5,940-seat Radio City Music Hall; the immense cantilevered balcony of the Shrine Auditorium actually seats more than the main floor. (Jeff Scofield. May 2, 2017)
  • Updated through online information from Larry Freeman. -- In the 1960s, the organ was used monthly by the evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman and played by her organist Charles C. Beebee. I also sang in the Kathryn Kuhlman Concert Choir for many years at the Shrine Auditorium. The Auditorium and Organ were featured in a segment by Huell Houser on the "California Gold" series of tapes on PBS.
    I truly enjoyed hearing the great Möller. It filled the 6,000-seat auditorium and sounded fabulous! (Database Manager. May 14, 2013)

Online Documents

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  • Contract for a new organ. Original document from the OHS American Organ Archives. Author: Author not identified Source: Courtesy of Bynum Petty and Steven Lawson. Document Date. Unknown.
  • George Wright program (May 10, 1957). Program booklet. Author: High Fidelity Recordings, Inc. Source: Printed program. Document Date. May 1, 1957. Document received from James R. Stettner 2017-05-29.

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Photographs

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Console. Image from Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ
Auditorium Interior, Stage, and Console (covered). Photograph used by permission of Ken Roe

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from factory specifications
    Los Angeles, California
    Al Malaikah Shrine Auditorium
    
    M.P. Möller, Inc.   Opus 4446   1925   4 manuals, 83 registers, 60 stops, 68 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Open Diapason            73          16' Bourdon                  73
          8' First Open Diapason      73           8' Open Diapason            73
          8' Second Open Diapason     --           8' Violin Diapason          73
          8' Third Open Diapason      73           8' Stopped Diapason         73
          8' Gross Flute              73           8' Flauto Traverso          73
          8' Doppel Flute             73           8' Salicional               73
          8' Fern Flute               73           8' Salicional Celeste (TC)  61
          8' Gemshorn                 73           8' Muted Viole 2 rks       134
          8' Violoncello              73           8' Viole d'Orchestre        73
          4' Flute Harmonic           73           8' Viole d'Orch. Cel. (TC)  61
          4' Octave                   73           4' Rohr Flute               73
      2-2/3' Twelfth                  73           4' Principal (fr. 8')       --
          2' Fifteenth                61           4' Muted Viole (fr. 8')     --
         16' Double Trumpet           61           4' Violin (fr. 8')          --
          8' Trombone                 61       2-2/3' Flute Twelfth            66
          4' Clarion                  61           2' Piccolo (fr. 4')         --
          8' Musette                  61              Dolce Cornet 4 rks      244
             Tremulant                            16' Contra Posaune           73
             Chimes                   25 tubes     8' Cornopean                73
             Great 16'                             8' Oboe                     73
             Great Unison Separation               8' Vox Humana               73
             Great 4'                                 Tremulant
                                                      Swell 16'
             GREAT DOUBLE TOUCH                       Swell Unison Separation
          8' First Open Diapason                      Swell 4'
          8' Gross Flute                              Marimba, single stroke
          8' Cello                                    Marimba, repeating
         16' Double Trumpet                           Xylophone                37 bars
          8' Trombone                                 Orch. Bells, single      37 bars
          4' Clarion                                  Orch. Bells, repeating   --
    
             SOLO ORGAN                               SWELL DOUBLE TOUCH
          8' Stentorphone             61           8' Tibia Clausa
          8' Tibia Plena              61           8' Viole d’Orchestre
          8' Gross Gamba              61          16' Contra Posaune
          8' Gross Gamba Celeste (TC) 49           8' Cornpoean
          8' Major Violin             61
          4' Hohl Pfeife              61              CHOIR ORGAN
          8' French Trumpet           61          16' Contra Viole             73
         16' Tuba                     85           8' English Open Diapason    73
          8' Tuba Mirabilis (fr. 16') --           8' Concert Flute            73
          4' Clarion (fr. 16')        --           8' Flute Celeste (TC)       61
          8' Kinura                   61           8' Viole d'Gamba            73
          8' Major Vox Humana         61           8' Dulciana                 73
             Tremulant                             8' Unda Maris (TC)          61
             Solo 16'                              8' Quintadena               73
             Solo Unison Separation                4' Flute d'Amour            73
             Solo 4'                               2' Piccolo Harmonic         61
                                                      Dulciana Mixture 5 rks  305
             PEDAL ORGAN                           8' English Horn             73
         32' Contra Bourdon           56           8' Clarinet                 73
         32' Resultant                --           8' French Horn              73
         16' Double Open Diapason     44           4' Octave Horn (fr. 8')     --
         16' Second Open Diapason (Gt)--              Tremulant
         16' Third Open Diapason (Gt) 12              Choir 16'
         16' Viole (Ch)               --              Choir Unison Separation
         16' Bourdon (fr. 32')        --              Choir 4'
         16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw)    --           8' Harp (TC)                --
          8' Octave (fr. 16' DOD)     --           4' Harp                     61 bars
          8' Gross Flute (fr. 32')    --              Tambourine
          8' Violoncello (Gt)         --              Castanets
          8' Dolce Flute (Sw)         --              Tambourine
         32' Contra Bombarde          32              Snare Drum
         16' Tuba (So)                --              Tom Tom
         16' Trumpet (Gt)             --              Indian Block
         16' Contra Posaune (Sw)      --              Sleigh Bells
          8' Tuba (So)                --              Triangle
          8' Trombone (Gt)            --
             Chimes (Gt)              --              BY PEDAL STUDS
             Bass Drum                                Grand Crash
             Snare Drum, single stroke                Thunder Sheet
             Snare Drum, repeating                    Song Birds (2)
             Indian BLock                             Large Bells (2) Extra heavy
             Cymbals                                  Chimes (Ding Dong)
             Crash Cymbal
             Castanets
             Tom Tom
             Tambourine
             Bass Drum, Roll Tympani
             Triangle
             Small Cymbal
    
             ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS                  COUPLERS
             Solo Organ   1-2-3-4-5-6                 Great to Pedal      8  4
             Swell Organ  1-2-3-4-5-6                 Swell to Pedal      8  4
             Great Organ  1-2-3-4-5-6                 Choir to Pedal      8
             Choir Organ  1-2-3-4-5-6                 Solo to Pedal       8  4
             Pedal Organ  1-2-3-4-5                   Swell to Great  16  8  4
             Full Organ   1-2-3-4-5-6                 Choir to Great  16  8  4
                                                      Solo to Great       8  4
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS                          Choir to Swell      8
             Great to Pedal Reversible                Solo to Swell   16  8  4
             Swell to Pedal Reversible                Swell to Choir  16  8  4
             Balanced Expression Pedal - Swell        Solo to Choir   16  8  4
             Balanced Expression Pedal - Choir
             Balanced Expression Pedal - Solo         ACCESSORIES
             Balanced Expression Pedal - Great        Organ bench with music shelf
             Grand Crescendo Pedal                    Concave Pedal
             Sforzando on Double Touch                Electric blower of ample capacity
             All Swells to Swell Pedal
    
    
     [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2011-08-25]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.