San Francisco, California
First Unitarian Church

Robert Noehren, 1967

GREAT (manual II; 2.5" wind)  # of pipes:

   16' Quintaton              51 (from low F)
    8' Principal              51 (low 5 from Pedal Principal)
    8' Rohrfloete             56 (low 12 wood)
    4' Octave                 44 (low 12 from 8' Principal)
    4' Spitzfloete            68
    2' Octave                 44 (low 12 from 4' Octave)
    2' Waldfloete             -- (from 4' Spitzfloete)
1-1/3' Mixture V             244 [see notes below]
  1/5' Cymbel III            168 (Terz rank silenced c. 1980)
    8' Trompette              68 (low 12 copper; harmonic from c'') 
    4' Clairon                -- (from 8' Trompette)
       Great Off


POSITIV (manual I; on gallery rail; 2.5" wind)

    8' Gedeckt                56 (wood)
    4' Principal              56
    4' Rohrfloete             44 (low 12 from 8' Gedeckt)  
    2' Octave                 44 (low 12 from 4' Principal)
  2/3' Scharf V              244 [see notes below]
2-2/3' Sesquialtera II        88 (from cº)
    8' Cromhorne              56
       Positiv Off
       Bombarde Reeds Off
       Swell Reeds Off
       Pedal Reeds Off


BOMBARDE (manual I; 3" wind)

    8' Flute harmonique       44 (low 12 from 8' Bourdon; harmonic from f')
    8' Bourdon                56 (low 12 wood)
    4' Principal              56
    2' Octave                 44 (low 12 from 4' Principal)  
    1' Plein-jeu V           244 [see notes below]
   16' Bombarde               56 (low 12 L/2 copper)
    8' Trompette              68 (harmonic from c''')
    4' Clairon                -- (from 8' Trompette)
       Tremulant
       Bombarde Off


SWELL (manual III; expressive; 2.5" wind)

    8' Bourdon                56
    8' Gambe                  56
    8' Voix céleste           44 (from cº)
    4' Flute octaviante       68
    2' Octavin                -- (from 4' Flute octaviante)
    2' Plein-jeu V           244 [see notes below]
   16' Basson                 68 (low 12 L/2)
    8' Trompette              68
    8' Hautbois               -- (from 16' Basson)
    8' Voix humaine           56
    4' Clairon                -- (from 8' Trompette)
       Tremulant


SOLO (manual IV; expressive in same box as Swell; 2.5" wind)

    8' Flute harmonique       -- (12 from 8' Bourdon, rest from Swell Flute octaviante)
    8' Bourdon                -- (from Swell)
    8' Gemshorn               80 (low 5 from 8' Bourdon)
    8' Unda maris             44 (from cº)
    4' Flute                  -- (from 8' Gemshorn)
2-2/3' Nazard                 -- (cº, from Larigot)
    2' Piccolo                -- (from 8' Gemshorn)
1-3/5' Tierce                 44 (from cº)
1-1/3' Larigot                56
    1' Flageolet              -- (from 8' Gemshorn)
       Tremulant                 (common with Swell)


PEDAL

   16' Principal              44 (low 12 wood)
   16' Subbass                12 (wood; extension Bombarde 8' Bourdon)
    8' Octave                 -- (from 16' Principal)
    8' Gedecktbass            -- (from Bombarde 8' Bourdon)
    4' Octave                 32 
    2' Octave                 20 (low 12 from 4' Octave)
1-1/3' Mixture V             124 [see notes below] 
   32' Harmonics VI           -- (derived from Principal and Octaves)
   32' Contre-bombarde        44 (low 12 L/2)
   16' Bombarde I             -- (from 32' Contre-bombarde)
   16' Bombarde II            -- (from Bombarde manual)
    8' Trompette              -- (from Bombarde manual)
    4' Clairon                -- (from Bombarde manual)
       32' - 16' Off             [this was wired to control an electronic 32'Bourdon in 1978; 
                                 present state unknown]


Couplers (drawknobs on stop-jambs):

Great to Pedal
Positiv to Pedal
Bombarde to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Solo to Pedal

Swell to Great 16'
Positiv to Great
Bombarde to Great
Swell to Great
Solo to Great

Great to Positiv
Swell to Positiv
Solo to Positiv

Swell 16'
Solo to Swell

Positiv to Solo
Bombarde to Solo

About the mixtures:

With its Terz rank silenced, the Great Cymbel is composed:

C    40 43
F    36 40
A#   33 36
g#º  29 33
c#'  26 29
b'   22 26
e''  19 22
d''' 15 19

This implies the following original composition:

C    38 40 43
F    36 38 40
A#   33 36 38
d#º  31 33 36
g#º  29 31 33
c#'  26 29 31
f#'  24 26 29
b'   22 24 26
e''  19 22 24
a''  17 19 22
d''' 15 17 19


Alexander Post, 1st Unitarian Church's Organist & Music Director at the time of the installation of this organ, 
told me that the all mixtures labeled V on the stopknobs were actually III-V (III for the first octave, IV 
for the second, V thereafter); the number of pipes given here reflects this.  However, looking at the pipes 
on the chest later I noted that some if not all of these mixtures were actually V throughout; some had many 
silenced pipes, however.

Fragmentary notes on compositions:


Great Mixture:

C       19 22 26
cº   15 19 22 26
c'   12...
c''   8...

Positiv Scharf:

C      26 29 33 36 (?)
G   19 22 26 29 33 (?)
gº  15 19 22 26 29
c'  12 15 19 22 26
g#'  8 12 15 19 22
c''' 8 12 15 19 19



Bombarde Plein-jeu:

C    22...
cº   19...
c'   15...
f#'  12... 
c''   8...


Swell Plein-jeu:

C    15 19 22
c#'  12...
c#''  8... 


Pedal Mixture:

C   19 22 26 29 33 (top rank silenced)
cº  15 19 22 26 29


The Pedal Harmonics is labeled VI, but has a quite variable composition through its compass.  Some pitches appear 
to be nearly same same on adjacent notes.  Other notes play fewer pitches.  The pitches 10-2/3' 6-2/5' and 4-4/7'
 were discernible at c'.  A tritone pitch was heard at cº, though of course as the actual 11th harmonic is a 
quarter-tone away from 12-tone equal temperament so this is particularly unsuccessful.       

 [Received from Timothy Tikker 2012-05-01.]
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