Pipe Organ Database

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Petty-Madden (Opus 55, 2006)

Location:

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 26112

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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 John Roper on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 64 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) 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: 5
  • Registers: 49
  • 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 horizontal rows on curved 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 07, 2016:

Updated through online information from Edmond Johnson.
An update issued on November 20, 2016 by the church's Fire Recovery Committee states: "Although a full assessment of the organ will come later, it seems from initial inspection that it was not damaged." http://www.fccb.org/news/fire-recovery-committee-update

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

Database Manager on December 02, 2016:

According to information on the church website, the organ was not destroyed by the fire. There was some damage to the sanctuary, but the room was not destroyed. The majority of the damage was to the church's Pilgrim Hall.

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

Database Manager on October 05, 2016:

An original installation. Identified by David H. Fox, using information from this web site: http://www.fccb.org/inspired-worship/organ.
Church destroyed by fire on October 1, 2016. http://abc7news.com/news/historic-berkeley-church-red-tagged-after-4-alarm-fire/1535457/

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

Database Manager on July 06, 2012:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on May 24, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from John Walko. -- 24 ranks and 3 percussions are prepared for; Solo division prepared for; console has four toe spoons which emulate ventils in the French manner. All 16' reeds are full-length; 32' Contre-bombarde is of wood, full-length. Expression to Swell, Choir, and Solo.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of Bynum Petty
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Choir Trumpet, Cromorne & Mixture: Photograph from OHS Archives. Taken on 2005-06-30

Contra Bombarde 32 in Workshop: Photograph from OHS Archives. Taken on 2005-11-02

Contra Bombarde 32 Shallots: Photograph from OHS Archives. Taken on 2006-06-29

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facades: Photograph from OHS Archives. Taken on 2007-06-30

Console: Photograph from OHS Archives. Taken on 2007-06-30

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