Pipe Organ Database

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Schoenstein & Co. (2001)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 910, 1933)

Location:

Grace Cathedral, Episcopal
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 US
Cathedral
Organ ID: 14

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 125 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 107 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 107
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb 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 August 31, 2014:

Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New console by Schoenstein.

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

Database Manager on November 17, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Addition of Bombarde and Gallery divisions to Aeolian-Skinner Opus 910-A (1952).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Aeolian-Skinner (1933, Opus 910).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Addition of Bombarde and Gallery divisions by Casavant Freres in 1979

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From organ brochure on cathedral web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Left Organ Case: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Bombarde Organ Case and Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Cathedral Nave: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Chancel Organ Cases: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Gallery Organ Case: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Console: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2014-04-27

Altar and Organ Cases: Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of T. Bradford Willis.

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-14

Cathedral interior to rear and gallery organ: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-14

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-14

Cathedral interior to rear: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-08-14

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