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Swain & Kates, Inc. (2001)

Originally The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1683, 1928)

Location:

Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 65823

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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 John Walko on July 20, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 110 ranks. 6,200 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 75 stops. 86 registers.
Main:
  • Built by Swain & Kates, Inc.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 75
  • Registers: 86
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Push-button stop controls.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from John Walko on July 20, 2020.

Auxiliary Console:
  • Built by Swain & Kates, Inc.
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from John Walko on July 20, 2020.
John Walko on July 20, 2020:

Three ranks were added after the dedication of the organ in 1970: Great Montre 16'/8', Choir Posthorn 8' (with 16' extension in Pedal) and Swell Tuba Mirabilis 8'. The Montre is displayed in the façade.

Stop names have been slightly modified from 1970 on.

The main console has square lighted stop and coupler buttons arranged in terraces.

The portable auxiliary console includes a tall detachable base and is intended to be used as a standing conductor's music desk and/or secondary console. All Great stops are selectable from the Aux. console (independent from the main organ), plus the Aux. console plays any division coupled (at 16', 8' or 4') to the main console's Great keyboard.

We received the most recent update for this note from John Walko on July 20, 2020.

Roman Lizak on July 03, 2020:

Organ was dedicated on June 7th, 1970 at 5:00 PM. Ludwig Altman was the dedicatory organist

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on July 03, 2020.
Dedication Program June 7th, 1970: Open In New Tab Stoplist in the dedication program from June 7th, 1970 Originally published June 7th, 1970
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Roman Lizak on July 03, 2020.

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