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First Baptist Church
760 S. Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90005

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 50603.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 13, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 65 stops. 73 registers. 89 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. 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

  • This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by Jeff Scofield, using information found in The Diapason July 1965. -- (Database Manager. November 12, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- This was a rebuild and enlarged of a 4/59 1926 Kimball; the work also included the addition of a new 3-manual Schantz console. (Database Manager. November 13, 2012)

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Photographs

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Key Desk. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Console. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Left Jamb. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Right Jamb. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Builder Nameplate. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12
Console. Photograph by Roger Chaussee 2017-03-12

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason July 1965

  •        Los Angeles, California
           First Baptist Church
    
           Kimball   1926   4/57
           Simpson   1965   3/89
           ____________________________________________________
          
           GREAT                               SWELL
       16' Viola                  61       16' Lieblich      73
        8' Principal              61        8' Geigen        73
        8' Bourdon                61        8' Rohrflote     73
        8' Spitzflote Celeste II 110        8' Viola         73
        4' Octave                 61        8' Viola Celeste 61
        4' Hohlflote              61        4' Prestant      73
    2 2/3' Nasat                  61        4' Spitzflote    73
        2' Octave                 61    2 2/3' Nazard        61
        2' Waldflote              61        2' Octavin       61
       IV  Mixture               244    1 3/5' Tierce        61
      III  Scharf                183       IV  Plein Jeu    244
           Chimes                         III  Cymbale      183
                                           16' Fagotto       73
           CHOIR                            8' Trompette     73
       16' Quintadena            73         8' Oboe          73
        8' Italian Principal     73         4' Clarion       73
        8' Gedeckt               73            Tremulant
        8' Dulciana              73
        8' Dulciana Celeste      61            PEDAL
        4' Principal             73        32' Diapason      32
        4' Koppelflote           73        16' Diapason      12
        2' Blockflote            61        16' Principal     32
    1 1/3' Larigot               61        16' Bourdon       32
      III  Acuta                183        16' Quintaton     SW
        8' Krummhorn             61        16' Gedeckt       32
           Tremulant                       16' Dulciana      32
                                            8' Principal     32
           BOMBARDE (floating)              8' Flachflote    32
        8' Doppel Flute          73         8' Nachthorn     32
        8' Gamba                 73         4' Choralbass    32
        8' Gamba Celeste         61         4' Nachthorn     12
        8' Horn Diapason         73         2' Principal     32
        4' Harmonic Flute        73        IV  Mixture      128
      VII  Mixture              427        32' Bombarde  F/L 32
        8' Bombarde              61        16' Posaune       32
        8' French Horn           73        16' Fagotto       SW
        8' English Horn          73         8' Posaune       12
        8' Orchestral Oboe       73         4' Posaune       12
        4' Bombarde              12         4' Rohr Schalmei 32
           Tremulant                        2' Rohr Schalmei 12
    
           ECHO (floating)
        8' Flute                 73
        8' String                73
        8' Celeste               61
        4' Flute                 73
        8' Vox Humana            73
           Tremulant
    
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield November 13, 2012]
  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason July 1965 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.