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Rodgers Organ Co. (Instrument Corp.) (1996)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2689, 1991)

Location:

Bel Air Presbyterian Church
16221 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049 US
Organ ID: 50316

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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
  • 67 ranks. 3,962 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 46 stops. 67 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a case 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: 5
  • Stops: 46
  • Registers: 67
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled 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 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 20, 2012:

Identified through online information from Nelson Dodge. -- Hybrid pipe-electronic organ incorporating pipework from existing Casavant pipe organ. The Casavant organ was heavily damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Most of the original metal pipework (approx. 60 ranks) and the original case re-used.

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

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Console, and Organ Case: (1996) Photograph by Nelson Dodge.

Chancel, Console, and Organ Case: Photograph by Joseph Routon. Taken on 2008-05-14

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