Wangerin Organ Co. (1929)

Location:

St. Vibiana's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Main Street & 2nd Avenuw
Los Angeles, CA US
Church
Organ ID: 27360

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 54 ranks. 3,420 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 67 stops.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 67
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys on angled jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 19, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Douglas W. Craw.

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

Database Manager on August 16, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Douglas W. Craw. -- This organ was the Wangerin Organ Company's "Magnum Opus" and was highly regarded at the time in the Los Angeles music community. The organ cantained a 5 rank floating string division which was available on all 4 manuals. The specification was planned by Richard Key Biggs. Austin Organs, Inc. rebuilt the instrument in 1989 reusing 37 of the 54 Wangerin ranks. The 1994 Northridge earthquake caused extensive damage to the catherdral and subsequently a new cathedral (Our Lady of the Angels) was constructed. Some of the Wangerin and Austin ranks were reused in the Dobson organ at the new cathedral.

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 cover story in The Diapason, April 1, 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Wangerin case in rear gallery: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-08-29

Left end of case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1994-08-29

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