The OHS Pipe Organ Database

California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, California 94121

OHS Database ID 6579.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 94, 1988-06-20.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2011-03-05.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 107 stops. 56 registers. 63 ranks. 4542 pipes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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 toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1988. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Ceiling installation; organ can be heard in the front court through a series of moveable panels; Triumphal Arch at entrance to court contains Chimes and Clarion; extant; ongoing restoration by Edward Millington Stout III (1994). (Database Manager. 2006-01-19)
  • Updated through online information from Bob Shoring. -- While organ has been mechanically restored, it has remained tonally unchanged from its 1924 installation. It's now in excellent condition and is played twice a week. (Database Manager. 2011-03-05)
  • The console is of walnut and was designed by Marshall N. Giselman (information from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco). (Chad Boorsma. 2012-09-02)

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Photographs

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Console. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 2006-02-11
Console. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 2006-02-11
Console. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Solo Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Solo Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Traps. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Traps. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Pipework (32' Bombard). Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Traps. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Great Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Pedal Pipework. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Right Coupler Rail. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Expression Shoe Selector. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Left Coupler Rail. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald 2014-04-27

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Stoplist

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • San Francisco, California
    California Palace of the Legion of Honor
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 455   1923             4 manuals, 107 stops, 63 ranks
    __________________________________________________________________________________
     
            II. GREAT ORGAN (7½" wind)               I. CHOIR ECHO (6" wind)
        16' Diapason              73 (unenc.)    16' Echo Bourdon          97
         8' First Diapason        73              8' Stopped Diapason      --
         8' Second Diapason       85              8' Clarabella Celeste    61 tc
         8' Gross Flute           29 PED          8' Viole d'Orchestre     73
         8' Doppel Flute          85              8' Voix Celeste II      146
         8' Gamba                 73              4' Flute d'Amour         --
         8' Gemshorn Celeste     134              2' Piccolo               --
         4' Octave                --              8' Corno d'Amore         61
         4' Wald Flute            --              8' Vox Humana            61
     2 2/3' Twelfth               61                 Tremolo
         2' Super Octave          61                 Chimes                25 tubes
        16' Tuba Profunda         73 (12")
         8' Trumpet               73 (12")           IV. SOLO ECHO (duplicates above)
         4' Clarion               73 (12")       16' Echo Bourdon
            Tremolo                               8' Stopped Diapason
            Chimes                25 tubes        8' Clarabella Celeste
            Harp                  CH              8' Viole d'Orchestre
            Celesta               CH              8' Voix Celeste II
                                                  4' Flute d'Amour
            III. SWELL ORGAN (7½" wind)           2' Piccolo
        16' Bourdon               97              8' Corno d'Amore
         8' Open Diapason         73              8' Vox Humana
         8' Violin Diapason       73                 Tremolo
         8' Stopped Diapason      --                 Chimes
         8' Gedeckt               73
         8' Clarabella Celeste    61 tc              IV. ARCH ORGAN (30" wind)
         8' Viole d'Orchestre     73              8' Clarion               44
         8' Viole d'O Celeste     73                 Large Chimes          10 tubes
         8' Voix Celeste II      146
         4' Flute Traverso        73                 PEDAL ORGAN
         4' Gedeckt               --             64' Gravissima            --
         4' Violina               73             32' Bourdon Profunda      80
     2 2/3' Flute Twelfth         --             16' First Diapason        32
         2' Flute Super           --             16' Second Diapason       44
     1 3/5' Flute Tierce          --             16' Open Diapason         GT
       III  Mixture              183             16' Violone               56
        16' Posaune               85             16' Bourdon               --
         8' Posaune               --             16' Lieblich Gedeckt      SW
         8' Flugelhorn            73             16' Echo Bourdon          EC
         8' Vox Humana            73             16' Contra Dulciana       CH
         4' Clarion               73         10 2/3' Quintatone (Violone)  --
            Tremolo                               8' Gross Flute (2nd D)   --
                                                  8' Flute (Bourdon)       --
            I. CHOIR ORGAN (7½" wind)             8' Dolce Flute           SW
        16' Contra Dulciana       97              8' Cello (Violone)       --
         8' Diapason Phonon       73              8' Gamba Celeste II      SO
         8' Concert Flute         73              4' Super Flute (Bdn)     --
         8' Melodia               73              4' Violin (Violone)      --
         8' Flute Celeste         61 tc       2 2/3' Twelfth (Bdn)         --
         8' Viola Unda Maris II  146              2' Piccolo (Bdn)         --
         8' Dulciana              --             32' Tuba Gravissima       68
         4' Flute d'Amour         85             16' Trombone              --
         4' Unda Maris II        146              8' Tuba                  --
         4' Super Dulciana        --              4' Clarion               --
     2 2/3' Nazard                --             16' Contra Posaune        SW
         2' Piccolo               --             16' Trumpet Profunda      SO
         8' Corno di Bassetto     73                 Chimes                GT
         8' Orchestral Oboe       73                 Chimes                EC
            Tremolo                                  Timpani (Bass Drum roll)
            Chimes                GT                 Thunder Pedal
         8' Harp (TC)             --
         4' Celesta               61 bars            I. TRAPS (in Dome)
                                                     Bass Drum
            IV. SOLO ORGAN (15" wind)                Castanets
         8' Stentorphone          73                 Chinese Block
         8' Tibia Plena           73                 Crash Cymbal
         8' Chimney Flute         73                 Gong
         8' Gamba                 73                 Snare Drum (f)
         8' Gamba Celeste         73                 Snare Drum (ff)
        16' Tuba Profunda         85                 Tambourine
         8' Tuba Major            --                 Triangle
         4' Tuba Clarion          --
         8' Military Trumpet      73 (20")
         8' French Horn           73
         8' English Horn          73
         8' Vox Humana            73
            Tremolo
            Chimes                GT
            Harp                  CH
            Celesta               CH
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-25]
    
    
  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.