The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1700 Franklin & California Sts.
San Francisco, California

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 7009.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 96, 1988-06-22.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 1, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 28 stops. 71 registers. 29 ranks. 2253 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys in horseshoe curves. 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. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1988. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Comb. 4 gen, 8 each Sw, Gt, Ch, Ped. w. cancels, using setter boards at end of console. Restored Edward M. Stout 1975-1997. No tonal changes. [Replaced a 1907 Austin , Op. 183, which went to 6th Ch. of Christ, Scientist, San Fancisco.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Photographs

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Stage, Chamber Grillework, and Console. Photograph from the 1988 OHS Organ Handbook; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from OHS Organ Handbook 1988

  •        San Francisco, California
           First Church of Christ, Scientist
    
           Kimball   KPO 6742   1924   4/29
           _______________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                         CHOIR
    
       16' Dbl Open Diapason  61     16' Contre Viole           61
        8' Principal Diapason 61     16' Double Dulciana        61
        8' Second Diapason    12      8' Open Diapason          73
        8' Tibia Plena        73      8' Tibia Plena            73
        8' Gemshorn           73      8' Violoncello            --
        8' Concert Flute      73      8' Viole d'Orchestre      12
        4' Octave             12      8' Violes Celestes II   146
        4' Traverse Flute     12      8' Dulciana               12
    2 2/3' Twelfth             7      8' Concert Flute          GT
        2' Fifteenth          12      8' Flute Celeste          61
       16' Ophicleide         61      4' Traverse Flute         GT
        8' Harmonic Tuba      12      4' Violin                 12
        4' Clarion            12      4' Dulcet                 12
           Tremolo                    2' Harmonic Piccolo        5 GT
           Sub                        8' Clarinet               73
           Unison Off                 8' Orchestral Oboe       syn
           Super                      8' Saxophone             syn
           Chimes             20         Tremolo
           Harp               49         Sub
                                         Unison Off
           GREAT SECOND TOUCH            Super
                                         Chimes                 GT
        8' Diapason                      Harp                   GT
        8' Tuba
           Chimes                        SOLO
    
           SWELL                      8' Melophone              73
                                      8' Solo Gamba             73
       16' Bourdon            12     16' Ophicleide             GT
        8' Diapason Phonon    73      8' Tuba Mirabilis         73
        8' Viola Diapason     73      8' Harmonic Tuba          GT
        8' Clarabella         73      8' English Horn           73
        8' Stopped Diapason   61      4' Clarion                GT
        8' Salicional         73         Tremolo
        8' Voix Celeste       73         Sub
        8' Aeoline            73         Unison Off
        4' Principal          73         Super
        4' Flute d'Amour      12         Chimes                 GT
    2 2/3' Nazard              7
        2' Flautino            5         PEDAL
    1 3/5' Tierce              4
       16' Contra Fagotto     61     32' Acoustic Bass       --
        8' Trumpet            73     16' Diaphone (PrincDia)    18 GT
        8' Oboe Horn          12     16' Diapason Major (Tib)   12 GT
        8' Vox Humana         61     16' Diapason Minor (2ndDi) GT
        4' Clarion (Oboe Hn)  12     16' Bourdon  (ConcFlute)   12 GT
           Tremolo                   16' Lieblich Gedeckt       SW
           Vox Vibrato               16' Contre Viole           CH
           Sub                       16' Double Dulciana        CH
           Unison Off                 8' Octave  (DblOpen)      GT
           Super                      8' Flute   (ConcFlute)    GT
           Harp               GT      8' Cello                  CH
                                      4' Flute   (ConcFlute)    GT
                                     16' Ophicleide             GT
                                      8' Harmonic Tuba          GT
                                      4' Clarion                GT
    
                [Received from Jeff Scofield June 2, 2016]        
  • Stoplist copied from OHS Organ Handbook 1988 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.