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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102

OHS Database ID 53131.

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Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

5 manuals. 7 divisions. 122 stops. 147 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed.

Notes

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Photographs

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Stage, Console, and Pipe Facade. Photograph from Ruffatti Sales Flyer; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield 1984-11-11
Pipe Facade. Photograph by Andrew Larson 2016-12-15
Pipe Facade Side View Close Up. Photograph by Andrew Larson 2016-12-15
Pipe Facade Side View Close Up. Photograph by Andrew Larson 2016-12-15
Console. Photograph by Andrew Larson 2017-02-26

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  • Specification from the builder's web site
    San Francisco, California
    Davies Symphony Hall
    
    Fratelli Ruffatti    1984                                5 manuals, 122 stops, 147 ranks 
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                GRAND ORGAN - Manual II                      RECIT - Manual III
            16' Contre Montre           61               16' Bourdon Doux           12
            16' Contre Flûte Conique    61                8' Bourdon                61
             8' Montre                  61                8' Viole Pompose          61
             8' Principal               61                8' Viole Céleste          61
             8' Flûte Harmonique        61                8' Flûte Douce            61
             8' Bourdon                 61                8' Flûte Céleste          49 tc
         5 1/3' Grande Quinte           61                4' Prestant               61
             4' Prestant                61                4' Flûte Venetienne       61
             4' Flûte Ouverte           61            2 2/3' Nasard                 61
             4' Flûte Couverte          61                2' Flûte à Bec            61
         3 1/5' Grand Tierce            61            1 3/5' Tierce                 61
         2 2/3' Quinte                  61            1 1/3' Larigot                61
             2' Doublette               61         8/7'-8/9' Aliquot de Récit II    98 tc
             8' Cornet V               245 tc             2' Plein Jeu IV          244
         1 1/3' Fourniture IV-VI       304              2/3' Cymbale III           183
           1/2' Cymbale IV             244               16' Contre Trompette       61
            16' Bombarde                61               16' Basson                 12
             8' Trompette               61                8' Trompette              61
             4' Clairon                 61                8' Hautbois               61
                Tremblant                                 8' Voix Humaine           61
                Grand Orgue 16'                           8' Voix Humaine Echo      --
                Unison Off                                4' Clairon                61
                Grand Orgue 4'                               Tremblant
                                                             Récit 16'
                CHOEUR-BOMBARDE - Manual I                   Unison Off
             8' Grand Principal         61                   Récit 4'
             8' Erzähler                61
             8' Erzähler Celeste        61                   POSITIF - Manual IV  
             8' Violoncelle             61               16' Quintaton              12
             8' Violoncelle Céleste     61                8' Bourdon-en-bois        61
             8' Flûte à Cheminée        61                8' Quintaton              61
             4' Octave                  61                4' Prestant               61
             4' Flûte Creuse            61                4' Flûte à Fuseau         61
             2' Flûte Magique           61            2 2/3' Sesquialtera II       122
    8/11'-8/13' Aliquot II              98 tc             2' Doublette              61
         2 2/3' Grand Fourniture VI    366            1 1/3' Flûte à Quinte         61
             1' Petit Jeu III          183                1' Sifflet                61
            16' Cor Anglais             61         2/5'-1/3' Jeu de Clochette II   122
            16' Clarinette Basse        61                1' Ripieno IV            244
             8' Clarinette              12              1/4' Cymbal Aigue III      183
             8' Trompette d'orchestre   61               16' Serpent                61
             4' Clairon d'orchestre     12                8' Petite Trompette       61
                Tremblant                                 8' Cromorne               61
                Choeur-Bombarde 16'                       4' Chalumeau              61
                Unison Off                                   Tremblant
                Choeur-Bombarde 4'                           Unison Off
                                                             Positif 4'
                FANFARE - Manual V                           Etoile de Matin   6 bells
            16' Trompette Héroïque      12 (hooded)
             8' Trompette Héroïque      61 (chamade)         TERRACE - Manual IV
             4' Trompette Héroïque      12                8' Choeur de Fonds V      pf
             8' Trompette d'orchestre  C-B                8' Flûte Traversière      pf
             4' Trompette d'orchestre  C-B                8' Violes d'orchestre XIV pf
            16' Grand Jeu IX-XI        605                8' Tuba Magna             pf
                Fanfare 16'                                  Tremblant              pf
                Unison Off                                8' Harpe                  pf
                Fanfare 4'                                4' Celesta                pf
                                                             Chimes
                GRAND CHOEUR (Floating)                      Etoile de Grand Matin  pf
             8' Diapason                61
             8' Montre                  61                   TERRACE-PÈDALE
             8' Flûte Harmonique        49 tc    16'-10 2/3' Gambe Quinte           pf
             4' Octave                  61
             4' Prestant                61                   PÉDALE ORGAN
             2' Doublette               61               64' Basse Acoustique       --
             2' Plein Jeu Harmonique V 305               32' Contre Principal       32
         1 1/3' Gross Cymbale IV       244               32' Contre Bourdon         pf
                                                         16' Principal              32
                INTER-MANUAL COUPLERS                    16' Contre Montre        G.O.
                Rec - G.O. 16, 8, 5 1/3, 4               16' Soubasse               32
                C-B - G.O. 16, 8, 5 1/3, 4               16' Contre Flûte Conique G.O.
                Pos - G.O.        16, 8, 4               16' Quintaton             POS
                Fan - G.O.        16, 8, 4               16' Bourdon Doux          REC
                                                          8' Prestant               32
                G.O. - C-B            8                   8' Montre               G.O.
                Rec - C-B         16, 8, 4                8' Quintaton             POS
                Pos - C-B         16, 8, 4                8' Erzähler              C-B
                Fan - C-B         16, 8, 4                8' Bourdon                32
                                                          8' Bourdon Doux          REC
                CB - Rec          16, 8, 4                4' Choral Basse           32
                Pos - Rec         16, 8, 4                4' Cor de Nuit            32
                Fan - Rec         16, 8                   2' Octavin                32
                                                      2 2/3' Grand Fourniture VI   192
                CB - Pos              8                   1' Cymbale III            96
                Fan -Pos              8, 4               64' Grand Cornet III       --
                                                         32' Grandes Harmoniques V  --
                G.O. - Fan            8                  32' Contre Bombarde        32
                                                         16' Bombarde               12
                G.O. - Ped            8, 4               16' Trompette Héroïque    FAN
                Rec - Ped             8, 4               16' Basson                REC
                C-B - Ped             8, 4               16' Contre Trompette      REC
                Pos - Ped             8, 4               16' Serpent               POS
                Fan - Ped             8, 4                8' Trompette              32
                                                          8' Cromorne              POS
                                                          8' Hautbois              REC
                                                          4' Clairon                12
                                                          4' Chalumeau             POS
                                                          2' Clairon-Doublette      12
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-26]
    
    
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