The OHS Pipe Organ Database

United Methodist Church
Piru, California 93040

OHS Database ID 5418.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in not in playable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 28, 2018.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 16 stops. 17 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built for Eastside Presbyterian, Stockton, CA (2-22st on Johnson list). Compass 56/27. Sold here in 1934 for $1000. Historic Organs Recital 8 Nov 1988. Restored 1976 by Michael McNeil & David Sedlak who added 2/3' Mixture II. Was15 stops/ranks, now 16 stops/17 ranks. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. December 6, 2016)
  • Updated by Kevin Gilchrist
    Trumpet and Oboe ranks missing. II Mixture of 1976 also missing. No apparent toe/rackboard for it. Pipes were stored in trays for many years, now returned to toeboards (July 2018) and facade pipes in place. Not playable. Venue is sometimes used for filming. (Steven E. Lawson. July 28, 2018)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Elsworth, John Van Varick. The Johnson Organs. (Harrisville, New Hampshire: Boston Organ Club Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, 1984), 100 [0]

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Photographs

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by Jim Lewis 1985-04-20
Facade. Photograph by Christoph Rimmele 2018-07-26
Interior of Great and Swell through facade. Photograph by Christoph Rimmele 2018-07-25
View of Great pipework through facade and from above. Photograph by Christoph Rimmele 2018-07-25
View of Great pipework with Swell rollerboard at rear. Photograph by Christoph Rimmele 2018-07-25

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from console
    Piru, California
    United Methodist Church
    
    William Johnson Opus #161  1864
    
    Great:
    8  Open Diapason
    8  Keraulophon
    8  Clarabella
    4  Principal
    4  Chimney Flute
    2 2/3  Twelfth
    2  Fifteenth
    8  Trumpet
    
    Swell:
    16 Bourdon 
    8  Open Diapason
    8  Stopped Diapason
    8  Viola d'Amour
    4  Principal
    8  Oboe
    
    Pedal:
    16 Double Open Diapason
    
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Swell to Great
    Swell Tremolo
    
    [Received online from Jim lewis June 30, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.