Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Lyle Blackinton & Associates, Inc. (2005)

Originally Kenneth R. Simpson & Co. (1972)

Location:

First United Methodist Church of Escondido
341 S. Kalmia St.
Escondido, CA 92025 US
Organ ID: 60727

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 35 ranks. 1,960 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • 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:
  • Built by Kenneth R. Simpson & Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 20, 2021.
Jim Stettner on July 20, 2021:

In 2019-2021 the church had the windchests re-leathered and other restorative maintenance performed on the organ according to the previous Music Dir., David L. Shearer.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 20, 2021.

Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Identified through online information from David Leigh Shearer. -- Updated by David Leigh Shearer, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Instrument Images:

Church exterior - facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-04-05

Church interior with exposed pipes in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 2018

Chancel and some exposed pipework: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-03-10

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