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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders (Opus 75, 2003)

Location:

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 US
Organ ID: 17991

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 105 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 76 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 76
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 06, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on July 09, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Identified through information on both the builder's and the church's web sites: Six divisions: Great, Swell, Positive, Solo, Fanfare, and Pedal. Pedal has only three independent, unified registers: 32' Contra Bourdon, 16' Open Diapason, and 32' Contra Trombone - all else borrowed. Fanfare has three independent en-chamade registers playing as 5 speaking stops: 16'/8', 8', and 4'/8'. Sub and Super intra-manual couplers to Swell, Solo, and Positive, but no Unisons Off. Only unison couplers between divisions. Solo and Pedal divisions are on non-slider E-P action. Bass CCCC of Pedal 32' Principal shipped in two pieces, and joined on-site. The "case" is of cherry. Organ weighs 42 tons. 3 blowers providing 27 h.p. Wind pressures range from 5" to 20". Cathedral and organ blessed on Sat., May 3, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, presiding. Following a service of Evening Prayer, an organ recital was given by Cathedral Organist, Samuel S. Soria.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 03, 2005:

Information provided by John Panning, Dobson Pipe Organs, Ltd.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Dobson website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-21

Inside the organ - ladderwell: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-21

Church Interior: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Console: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2016-12-15

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Organ Case and Facade: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Choir Loft and Organ Case: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Cathedral Exterior: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Cathedral Exterior: Photograph by Angelina Ngo. Taken on 2015-12-15

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-08

Cathedral interior to rear: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-08

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-08

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-08

Console center: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-08

Organ and case: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-08

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