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St. Mary's R.C. Cathedral
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, California 94109

OHS Database ID 24053.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2012-04-29.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 64 stops. 71 registers. 89 ranks. 4842 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • The organ is on the right side on a concrete pedestal. The console is on the floor. (Elizabeth Schmitt. 2006-09-22)
  • Updated through online information from Timothy Tikker. -- The brass horizontal reed is named "Trompeta real" (not "Trumpeta" as per the cathedral website). Metal pipes are 55% tin, except mixtures and single-rank stops above 2' pitch which are 70% tin, and the Swell 16 Contrafagotto, Pedal 16' Dulciana, 32' Contrabombarde and 16' Bombarde, which are tin-plated zinc. The Swell 16' Bourdon is unified with the 8'; this rank has mahogany pipes, as does the Pedal 16' Subbass. The Swell Flauto dolce, Choir Erzaehler and Positiv Sesquialtera II all begin at tenor C. The Swell 16' Contrafagotto is half-length, as are the lowest eight notes of the Pedal 32' Contrabombarde. The Positiv 16' Dulzian and 4' Musette are quarter-length. Changes were made in the Pedal a few years after installation: the 32' Resultant was replaced with an electronic Contra Bourdon; a 16' electronic Principal was added, and the original 16' Principal was relabeled "Dulciana." (Database Manager. 2012-04-29)

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Organ. Photograph courtesy James R. Stettner 1975-02-22
Organ atop pedestal and console, ca. 1971.. Photograph by Mike Roberts

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: Builder's website

  • San Francisco, California
    St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Cathedral
    
    Fratelli Ruffatti   1971        4 manuals, 71 registers, 64 stops, 89 ranks
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (II)                     SWELL ORGAN (III)
         16' Quintadena            61         16' Bourdon               73
          8' Principal             61          8' Geigen Principal      61
          8' Rohrflute             61          8' Bourdon (fr. 16')     --
          8' Gemshorn              61          8' Flauto Dolce          61
          4' Octave                61          8' Flauto Celeste (TC)   49
          4' Spitzflute            61          8' Viola da Gamba        61
      2 2/3' Quinte                61          8' Viole Céleste         61
          2' Super Octave          61          4' Oktav Geigen          61
      1 1/3' Mixture IV           244          4' Nachthorn             61
        2/3' Scharff IV           244          2' Flautino              61
          8' Trompette             61          2' Mixture VI           366
          8' Trompeta Real         61 *       16' Contra Fagotto        61
                                               8' Trompette             61
             CHOIR ORGAN (I)                   8' Oboe                  61
          8' Viola Pomposa         61          4' Clairon               61
          8' Viola Celeste         61             Tremulant
          8' Holzgedeckt           61
          8' Erzähler              61             PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Erzähler Celeste (TC) 49         32' Bourdon               dg
          4' Principal             61         16' Principal             32
          4' Flûte à Cheminée      61         16' Subbass               32
      2 2/3' Nazard                61         16' Bourdon (Sw.)         --
          2' Waldflute             61         16' Quintadena (Gt.)      --
      1 3/5' Tierce                61          8' Octave                32
        2/3' Kleinmixture III     183          8' Flute                 32
          8' Clarinetto            61          4' Choralbass            32
          8' Trompeta Real (Gt.)   --          4' Nachthorn             32
             Tremulant                         2' Flute                 32
                                           2 2/3' Rauschpfeife III      96
             POSITIV ORGAN (IV)                2' Mixture V            160
          8' Gedeckt               61         32' Contre Bombarde       32
          8' Quintedena            61         16' Bombarde              32
          4' Principal             61         16' Contra Fagotto (Sw.)  --
          4' Koppelflute           61         16' Dulzian (Pos.)        --
          2' Octave                61          8' Trompette             32
      1 1/3' Quintflute            61          4' Clairon               32
          1' Sifflöte              61
      2 2/3' Sesquialtera II (TC)  98          *  horizontal
        1/2' Scharff IV           244
        1/4' Zimbel III           183
         16' Dulzian               61
          8' Krummhorn             61
          4' Musette               61
             Tremulant
    
             COUPLERS
             Choir to Pedal        8  4
             Great to Pedal        8  4
             Swell to Pedal        8  4
             Positiv to Pedal      8  4
             Choir to Great    16  8  4
             Swell to Great    16  8  4
             Positiv to Great  16  8  4
             Swell to Choir    16  8  4
             Positiv to Choir  16  8  4
             Positiv to Swell  16  8  4
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-02-12]
    
    
  • Typed stoplist. Source: Builder's website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.