Pipe Organ Database

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Schlicker Organ Co. (1969)

Location:

First Congregational Church
540 S. Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020 US
Gallery Organ
Organ ID: 23704

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 132 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 August 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Douglas W. Craw. -- The present Schlicker instrument in the gallery is Schlicker's "magnum opus" and does not include any Skinner pipework. It was originally 132 ranks and was augmented in the early 90s (as was the Skinner in the chancel) by Richard Meunch and Robert David who also constructed the 2 divisions in the transepts to create the mammoth combined instrument of 364 ranks that exists today.

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

Database Manager on May 16, 2006:

Identified 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:
Additions to E. M. Skinner Opus 856 (1931) with new console connecting Gallery Schlicker and Chancel Skinner.

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

Organ; photo from Schlicker promotional materials: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-01

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