OHS Database ID 57034.
This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 27, 2015.
Two manuals. 12 ranks.
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Los Angeles, California Occidental College Alumni Chapel, Johnson Hall Murray M. Harris / Los Angeles Art Organ Co., op. 49 (See note below) The Georgina Milligan Skjeie Memorial Organ GREAT ORGAN 8 Open Diapason 61 8 Melodia 61* 8 Dulciana 61 8 Viola da Gamba 61 4 Flute d'Amour 61 SWELL ORGAN 16 Bourdon 61 8 Violin Diapason 61 8 Stopped Diapason 61 8 Salicional 61 8 Voix Celeste (tc) 49 4 Harmonic Flute 61 Tremulant PEDAL ORGAN 16 Bourdon 32 16 Gedeckt (swell) -- *The ca.1905 stoplist includes a 8' Concert Flute in the place of the 8' Melodia. It is unclear whether this is a new rank or simply a change in nomenclature. Note: This organ was built ca. 1905 by the Los Angeles Art Organ Company, the successor firm to the Murray M. Harris Organ Company. Originally installed as a residence organ at Scripps Hall in Altadena, it was acquired by Occidental College in 1955 and reinstalled in Alumni Chapel. In David Lennox Smith's _Murray M. Harris: Organ Building in Los Angeles, 1894-1913_ (OHS, 2005) it states that "the original Fleming chests were retained and rebuilt by Pipe Organs Inc. An Estey console and a few new ranks were added." The program booklet for the organ's 1955 dedication attributed the organ to Murray M. Harris, though that name was not used at the time of the instruments construction and Harris himself passed away over the thirty years before the organ was moved to Occidental College. It is not known what name, if any, was affixed to the console. [Received from Edmond Johnson 2015-11-01.]