Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 6742, 1924)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
1700 Franklin & California Sts.
San Francisco, CA US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7009

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 29 ranks. 2,253 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 28 stops. 71 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 71
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 in horseshoe curves.
  • 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 Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1988.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Comb. 4 gen, 8 each Sw, Gt, Ch, Ped. w. cancels, using setter boards at end of console. Restored Edward M. Stout 1975-1997. No tonal changes. [Replaced a 1907 Austin , Op. 183, which went to 6th Ch. of Christ, Scientist, San Fancisco.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>OHS Organ Handbook 1988</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • 'Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier,' Bwv 731 - Piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Kenneth Matthews. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1988 with the title: Historic Organs of San Francisco: Twenty Historic Pipe Organs
  • Conzona On Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier - Piece by Carl Fischer. Performed by Kenneth Matthews. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1988 with the title: Historic Organs of San Francisco: Twenty Historic Pipe Organs

Instrument Images:

Stage, Chamber Grillework, and Console: Photograph from the 1988 OHS Organ Handbook; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield.

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