Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Manuel Rosales & Associates (Opus 13, 1987)

Location:

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
860 Oak Grove Road
Concord, CA 94518 US
Organ ID: 3015

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 1,296 pipes. 2 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 22
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 03, 2017:

Updated by Kerry Leyden, who has heard or played the organ.
I did not fill in the details of the original organ, as the existing description is accurate. I will also forward photos.

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

Database Manager on October 05, 2015:

" Although essentially a new instrument, the keyboards (with their original ivory), parts of one wind chest, and more than half of the pipework are old. Much of it came from the 1854 Wm. B.D. Simmons from Derry, NH." --AIO 2015 Convention booklet

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 1994.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Using parts of WBD Simmons, 1854, 2-13, from Congregational Church, E. Derry, NH via residence Providence, RI.

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 AIO 2015 Convention booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: 1988 photo by James Lewis. Taken on 1988-02-07

Keydesk: Photograph by Kerry Leyden. Taken on 2016-10-08

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Kerry Leyden. Taken on 2016-10-08

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Kerry Leyden. Taken on 2016-10-08

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Kerry Leyden. Taken on 2016-10-08

Pedalboard: Photograph by Kerry Leyden. Taken on 2016-10-08

Plaque on rear of organ: Photograph by Kerry Leyden. Taken on 2017-01-29

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