Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Robert Noehren (1967)

Location:

First Unitarian Church
Franklin and Geary
San Francisco, CA 94109 US
Organ ID: 47483

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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: Direct electric
  • 63 ranks. 3,110 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 40 stops. 60 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery 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
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 60
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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 vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 01, 2012:

Updated through online information from Timothy Tikker. -- I had my first semester of undergraduate organ lessons on this organ, Fall 1977. The organ originally had an IBM card-reader combination action. This was replaced with a modern solid-state system in the 1980s, and which time the organ also underwent some revoicing.

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

Database Manager on December 18, 2010:

Identified through online information from Richard Ditewig.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the 1967 organ dedication brochure, supplemented by numerous visits during organ lessons Fall 1978 and after
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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