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Church of the Angels, Episcopal
1100 Ave. 64
Pasadena, California 91105

OHS Database ID 6536.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 317.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 2012-06-03.
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Technical Details

Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 6 stops. 325 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 47 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1987. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • City was Garvanzas, now part of Los Angeles. Tracker-ventil. Fox lists as R. C. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from David R. Piper. -- Other Features: super coupler manual, manual to pedal coupler. Notes: the Tremulant is currently not working. In the 1950s, a Maas-Rowe Carillon was added in the bell tower and a small keydesk was mounted just under the keydesk of the Roosevelt organ. Also, electric switches were added at some point, just to the right of the drawknobs, to control lights and the blower motor. This organ is played every Sunday at 10:15 AM to accompany church services and at various other times as well. (Database Manager. 2007-03-21)
  • Updated through online information from David R. Piper. (Database Manager. 2007-05-08)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- In Murray M. Harris and Organ Building in Los Angeles, 1894-1913, Revised edition, 2005, Organ Historical Society, this instrument is noted as being the only surviving representative of organs installed in the Los Angeles area before 1894. (Database Manager. 2012-06-03)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Smith, David Lennox. Murray M. Harris and Organ Building in Los Angeles, 1894-1913. (Richmond, VA: Organ Historical Society Press, Revised Edition, 2005), [0]

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Photographs

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"Chancel, organ on right". Photograph from the personal collection of Jim Lewis 1895-05-08

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console in the early 2000s

  • Pasadena, California
    Church of the Angels
    
    Frank Roosevelt   Opus 433   1889   1/6
    
    Manual (expressive) 58 notes                 Pedal 27 notes
    (Bass/Treble split between Middle E/F)       Bourdon 16'
    Open Diapason 8'                             
    Salicional 8'                                Manual to Pedal
    Doppel Flöte 8'                       
    Aeoline 8'                                   Balanced Swell Pedal
    Gemshorn 4'                                  
                                                 Two combination pedals:
    Manual Coupler (8ve)                         Manual Piano (Sal+Dop.Fl)
    Bellows Signal                               Manual Forte (All but Aeol.)
    Tremulant
    
    [Received on line from Christopher Rini October 08, 2009.]
  • Stoplist taken from the console in the early 2000s Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • From The King of Instruments in the Crown City by James Lewis

  •    Pasadena, California
       Church of the Angels
    
       Hilborne Roosevelt   Op. 433   1889
       _______________________________________
    
       MANUAL                      PEDAL
    8' Open Diapason Bass      16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason Treble
    8' Salicional Bass
    8' Salicional Treble
    8' Aeoline Bass
    8' Aeoline Treble
    8' Doppelflute Bass
    8' Doppelflute Treble      Tremulant
    4' Gemshorn Bass           Manual Octaves
    4' Gemshorn Tremble        Manual to Pedal
    
    [Received from Jeff Scofield Nov. 17, 2012]  
     
  • From The King of Instruments in the Crown City by James Lewis Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.