Murray M. Harris (Organ Co.) (1901)

Location:

Stanford University, Memorial Church
450 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305 US
Memorial Church
Organ ID: 2419

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered with the introduction of a digital/computer memory system.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Albert Tomasso on November 21, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 52 ranks. 3 manuals. 46 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • 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: 3
  • Stops: 46
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 21, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Exhibited at the Fifth International Epworth League Convention in 1901. Dedicated at Stanford 9 Mar 1902. Damaged in 1906 earthquake. Stored, then set up in Assembly Hall. Returned to reconstructed chapel by Johnston Organ Co. (of CA) in 1913. 8 stop echo, harp & chimes added by Calfornia Organ Co. 1915. Console replaced with E. M. Skinner console 1925. Later additions by E. M. Skinner (1927), Charles Fisk, John Swinford and G. Donald Harrison (Aeolian-Skinner 1935). Renovation begun by Manuel Rosales (new console), continued by Robert Newton of San Jose. To be completed by John DeCamp and Mark Austin of San Francisco. Shares the gallery with the Fisk organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>Murray M. Harris and Organ Building in Los Angeles, 1894-1913</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • Octaves From Six Etudes - Piece by Jeanne Marie-Madeleine Demessieux. Performed by Robert F. Bates. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1988 with the title: Historic Organs of San Francisco: Twenty Historic Pipe Organs
  • Larghetto, Deux Preludes, Op. 119 (and Hymn, 'Come Down, O Love Divine' - Piece by John Knowles Paine and Hymn. Performed by Robert F. Bates. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1988 with the title: Historic Organs of San Francisco: Twenty Historic Pipe Organs

Instrument Images:

Stanford Chapel after 1906 earthquake damage, looking toward organ: Jim Lewis collection, courtesy of Jim Lewis (1906).

Church Interior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1900s).

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