Pipe Organ Database

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Martin F. Pasi (Opus 7, 1997)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
8262 Allison Ave.
La Mesa, CA 92041 US
Organ ID: 8590

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Slider
  • 28 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 27
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 February 11, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Free-standing and encased. 5-sectional facade. Console detached and at a right angle to the case with key action under the floor. Six ranks from Great enclosed with Swell. Four ranks from Great borrowed by transmission to the Pedal. This organ retains a number of ranks from the church's existing (and non-original) Estey. Some unique stops one wouldn't expect to find on an organ such as this, like the Swell 8' Gentle Flute (the 2nd 8' Flute), 4' Fugara, 8' Cornopean & 8' English Horn, and the Pedal 8' Cello. The organ also has chimes and a Bell Star (zimbelstern).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the builder's web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Organ Case: Photograph by Jim Lewis. Taken on 1999-08-08

Wide view of auditorium showing organ case.: Photograph by Jim Lewis. Taken approx. 1999

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