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First Congregational Church
540 Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90020

OHS Database ID 7324.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 16, 2006.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 45 stops. 62 registers. 55 ranks. 3628 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1991. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Enlarged ca. 1991 by Richard Muench, with two five-manual Möller consoles controlling it and 1969 Schlicker in gallery (total 300 rk.) (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Replaced a Kimball; slight tonal changes and additions by Schlicker; connected to 4/142 Schlicker gallery organ in 1969; enlarged in 1992-94 by Meunch with two new five manual consoles to 337 ranks reusing pipework by Roosevelt, Skinner, Walcker and Holtkamp; ; other additions by Robert David in 1995. (Database Manager. May 16, 2006)

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Mott Studios and in the collection of California State Library; image courtesy of Jim Lewis 1932-03-21

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Los Angeles, California
    First Congregational Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 856   1931           4 manuals, 45 stops, 55 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Diapason              61             16' Bourdon               73
          8' First Diapason        61              8' Diapason              73
          8' Second Diapason       61              8' Chimney Flute         73
          8' Harmonic Flute        61              8' Salicional            73
          8' Erzähler              CH              8' Voix Celeste          73
          8' Concert Flute         CH              8' Flute Celeste II     134
          4' Octave                61              8' Echo Viole            73
          4' Flauto d'Amore        CH              4' Octave                73
      2 2/3' Twelfth               61              4' Flute Triangulaire    73
          8' Tromba                61              V  Dolce Cornet         305
             Chimes                20 tubes        V  Chorus Mixture       305
                                                  16' Waldhorn              73
             CHOIR ORGAN                           8' Trumpet               73
          8' Viola                 73              8' Oboe                  73
          8' Concert Flute         73              8' Vox Humana            73
          8' Erzähler              73              4' Clarion               73
          8' Erzähler Celeste (TC) 61                 Tremolo
          4' Flauto d'Amore        73              8' Harp                  CH
      2 2/3' Nazard                61
      1 3/5' Tierce                61                 PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Clarinet              73             32' Bourdon                5
             Tremolo                              16' Diapason              32
          8' Harp (TC)             --             16' Diapason              GT
          4' Celesta               61 bars        16' Contra Bass           32
                                                  16' Bourdon               32
             SOLO ORGAN                           16' Lieblich Bourdon      SW
          8' Flauto Mirabilis      73              8' Octave                12
          8' Gamba                 73              8' Cello                 12
          8' Gamba Celeste         73              8' Bourdon               12
          8' Tuba Mirabilis        73              8' Flauto Dolce          SW
          8' French Horn           73              4' Flute                 SW
          8' English Horn          73             32' Double Waldhorn       12 SW
             Tremolo                              16' Trombone              32
                                                  16' Waldhorn              SW
             ECHO ORGAN                            8' Trombone              12
          8' Cor de Nuit           61
          8' Viole Aetheria        61
          8' Viole Celeste         61
          4' Cor de Nuit           --
          8' Vox Humana            61
             Tremolo
             Chimes                GT
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-09-10]
    
    
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