The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Oneonta Congregational Church
1515 S. Garfield Ave.
South Pasadena, California 91030

OHS Database ID 56560.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 9, 2017.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 55 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. 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.


  • This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by Michael Williamson, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    Organ contains materials from several builders; including Kimball, Schantz, Pipe Organs Inc., and Muench. Console was renovated by Wes Velkov in 1990. (Database Manager. September 1, 2015)
  • Updated by Les Deutsch, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. July 9, 2017)

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Console. Photograph by Les Deutsch 2017-07-02
Great pipes. Photograph by Les Deutsch 2017-07-02
Sanctuary. Photograph by Les Deutsch 2017-07-02

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  • Original document from .. Source:

  • South Pasadena, CA
    Oneonta Congregational Church
    Organ by Richard F. Muench - Expanded
       PEDAL                          GREAT                             SWELL (Enclosed)
       32     Resultant               16     Contra Dulciana (Ch)       16     Rohrbass
       16     Principal                8     Principal                   8     Rohrflote
       16     Bourdon                  8     Spitzflote                  8     Viola de Gamba
       16     Contra Dulciana (Ch)     8     Dolce (Ch)                  8     Voix Celeste
       16     Gedeckt (Ant)            8     Unda Maris (Sw)             8     Salicional
       16     Rohrbass (Sw)            4     Octave                      8     Vox Celeste
        8     Principal                4     Harmonic Flute              4     Principal
        8     Gedeckt              2 2/3     Twelfth                     4     Traverse Flute
        8     Rohrflote (Sw)           2     Fifteenth               2 2/3     Quint
        8     Dolce                    8     Festival Trumpet (Ant)      2     Doublette
        8     Principal (Ch)                 Chimes                            Plein Jeu III
        4     Octave                                                    
        4     Bourdon                 16     Great to Great             16     Bombarde
                                             Great Unison Off            8     Trompette
       32     Contra Bombarde (Sw)     4     Great to Great              8     Oboe
       16     Bombarde (Sw)           16     Swell to Great              8     Vox Humana
        8     Trompette (Sw)           8     Swell to Great              4     Clarion
        4     Clarion (Sw)             4     Swell to Great              8     Festival Trumpet (Ant)
        8     Festival Trumpet (Ant)  16     Choir to Great                    Tremulant
        4     Festival Trumpet (Ant)   8     Choir to Great               
              Chimes                   4     Choir to Great             16     Swell to Swell
                                      16     Ant to Great                      Swell Unison Off
        8     Great to Pedal           8     Ant to Great                4     Swell to Swell
        4     Great to Pedal           4     Ant to Great               16     Ant to Swell
        8     Swell to Pedal                 Great MIDI                  8     Ant to Swell
        4     Swell to Pedal                                             4     Ant to Swell
        8     Choir to Pedal                                                   Swell MIDI
        4     Choir to Pedal
        8     Ant to Pedal
        4     Ant to Pedal
       CHOIR (Enclosed)               Festival Trumpet (Ant)            All Swells to Swell
        8     Gedeckt                  8     Principal                  Great Choir Transfer
        8     Principal                8     Bourdon
        8     Melodia                  8     Gamba Celeste II
        8     Dolce                    4     Octave
        8     Unda Maris               2     Super Octave
        4     Prestant                       Mixture III
        4     Koppel Flote             
    2 2/3     Nazard                   8     Festival Trumpet
        2     Piccolo     
    1 3/5     Tierce                  16     Ant to Ant
    1 1/3     Larigot                        Ant Unison Off
                                       4     Ant to Ant
        8     Clarinet                       Ant MIDI
        8     Festival Trumpet (Ant)   
       16     Choir to Choir
              Choir Unison Off
        4     Choir to Choir
       16     Swell to Choir
        8     Swell to Choir
        4     Swell to Choir
       16     Solo to Choir
        8     Solo to Choir
        4     Solo to Choir
       16     Ant to Choir
        8     Ant to Choir
        4     Ant to Choir
              Choir MIDI
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