Pipe Organ Database

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Richard F. Muench (1994)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 856, 1931)

Location:

First Congregational Church
Los Angeles, CA US
Organ ID: 23702

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from YouFoundSharpe on August 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 346 ranks. 20,417 pipes. 5 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
YouFoundSharpe on August 29, 2020:

Number of pipes is unknown, but estimated at the specified amount.

We received the most recent update for this note from YouFoundSharpe on August 29, 2020.

Database Manager on October 13, 2014:

Updated through online information from Patrick Klimek.

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

Database Manager on July 12, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on May 16, 2006:

Identified 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:
Enlargement of E. M. Skinner Opus 856 (1930), with two new five manual consoles reusing pipework by Roosevelt, Skinner, Walcker and Holtkamp. One console by M. P.Möller, #M-6447, completed by Hagerstown Organ Co; the other built by Hagerstown Organ Co

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From 2002 AIO convention booklet, Grand Ophicleide and Tuba Magna added
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from YouFoundSharpe on August 25, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: front: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Church exterior: rear: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Interior: Nave and chancel: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-19

Chancel console and Skinner case: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

South chancel chamber and transept: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-19

Rear gallery with Schlicker case: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Gallery facade: center: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Gallery facade from below: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Gallery console, casework, and en chamade: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Gllery Ruck Positiv: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Console: finger pistons and couplers: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Console: expression shoes, toe studs, and pedalboard: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Console: toe studs: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Console: 64' Grand Ophecleide drawknob: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Console builder's nameplate: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

Church interior: Chancel: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

South Gallery facade and pipework: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2012-04-22

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