The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Memorial Auditorium
15th and J Streets
Sacramento, California 95814

OHS Database ID 8920.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 241.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2013-05-24.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 41 stops. 81 registers. 49 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Non-traditional style console. The console is on a lift.

Push-button stop controls. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Restored 1996 by Nelson Scott and volunteers. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from Philip Stimmel. (Database Manager. 2007-09-17)
  • Updated through online information from Philip Stimmel. -- "Cash register" console. (Database Manager. 2007-09-17)
  • Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson. (Database Manager. 2012-04-06)

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Photographs

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Auditorium Exterior. Photograph by Matias Bombal
Interior - Stage Curtain. Photograph by Matias Bombal
Auditorium Interior from Left Gallery. Photograph by Matias Bombal
Auditorium Interior from Right Gallery. Photograph by Matias Bombal
Auditorium Interior from on Stage. Photograph by Matias Bombal
Console and Lift. Photograph by Matias Bombal 2016-09-15
Console Details. Photograph by Matias Bombal 2016-09-15

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  • Specifications from Estey Shop Order

  • Sacramento, California
    Memorial Auditorium
    
    Estey Organ Company  Opus 2526  1926           4 manuals  41 stops  49 ranks
    Estey Patented Luminous stop-key console
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (7" wind)               SOLO ORGAN (15" wind)
         16' Diapason                97       8' Stentorphone            73
          8' First Open Diapason     73       8' Major Flute             73
          8' Diapason                --       8' Solo Violins III       207
          8' Gross Flute             73       4' Hohl Flute              73
          8' Tibia Clausa            73      16' Ophicleide       (20")  85
          8' *Tibia Plena            73       8' Ophicleide              --
          8' *Flute Celeste II      134       8' Trumpet (20")           73
          8' *Viol d'Amour           73       8' Orchestral Oboe         73
          8' *Viol Celeste (tc)      61       8' Cor Glorieux (Labial)   73
          4' Diapason                --       4' Ophicleide              --
          4' *Wald Flute             73          Chimes (Deagan "A")     20 tubes
          2' Diapason                --          Tremulant
             Mixture III            183
          8' Tuba (10")              73          PEDAL ORGAN (10" wind)
             * enc. in Choir                 32' Acoustic Bass (Res.)    --
                                             16' Open Diapason           44
             SWELL ORGAN (7" wind)           16' Bourdon                 44
         16' Gedeckt                101      16' Gedeckt                 SW
          8' Open Diapason           73      16' Dulciana                CH
          8' Melodia                 73       8' Open Diapason           --
          8' Gedeckt                 --       8' Second Open Diapason    GT
          8' Salicional              73       8' Bourdon                 --
          8' Voix Celeste (tc)       61       8' Gedeckt                 SW
          4' Flauto Traverso         73      16' Trombone         (15")  44
          4' Gedeckt                 --      16' Ophicleide              SO
      2-2/3' Gedeckt                 --      16' Double Trumpet          SW
          2' Gedeckt                 --      16' Fagotto                 CH
      1-3/5' Gedeckt                 --       8' Trombone                --
             Mixture IV             244       8' Trumpet                 SO
         16' Double Trumpet   (10")  97       8' Ophicleide              SO
          8' Horn (14")              73       8' Fagotto                 CH
          8' Trumpet                 --       4' Ophicleide              SO
          8' Oboe                    73          
          8' Vox Humana (sep. box)   73          COUPLERS  
          4' Trumpet                 --          Usual, plus the following:
             Tremulant                           CH/GT 5-1/3'
             Vox Humana Tremulant                CH/CH 5-1/3'
                                                 SO/CH (2nd Touch)
             CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)               
         16' Dulciana               109          COMBINATION PISTONS     
          8' Concert Flute           73          (Pedal stops on 2nd touch)
          8' Tibia Plena             GT          6 Solo & Pedal
          8' Flute Celeste           GT          7 Swell & Pedal
          8' Viol d'Orchestre        73          6 Great & Pedal
          8' Viol Celeste (tc)       61          7 Choir & Pedal
          8' Viol d'Amour            GT          4 Pedal
          8' Viol d'Amour Celeste    GT          7 Universal
          8' Dulciana                --            General Cancel
          4' Wald Flute              GT            Coupler Cancel
          4' Dulciana                --            Couplers to combinations
      2-2/3' Dulciana                --              "On", "Off" & "Neutral"
          2' Flautino                61          
          2' Dulciana                --            PEDAL MOVEMENTS
      1-3/5' Dulciana                --            Great/Choir Expression Pedal
          1' Dulciana                --            Swell Expression Pedal
         16' Contra Fagotto (Labial) 97            Solo Expression Pedal
          8' French Horn             73            Crescendo Pedal (Adj.)
          8' Fagotto                 --            Sforzando Pedal
          8' Clarinet                73            GT/PED Reversible
          4' Fagotto                 --            SW/PED Reversible
          8' Harp (Estey)            49 bars       SO/PED Reversible
          4' Harp                    --            SW/GT Reversible
             Tremulant                           
                                                   Sustaining Pedal on CH manual
                                                   Master Swell Piston
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2012-04-06]
    
    
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