Los Angeles, California

Occidental College – Thorne Hall


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
   Year:        1938
   Opus:        819-A
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      59
No. ranks:      63
No. pipes:      3,881
      

Specification

             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Open Diapason       61               16' Bourdon             73
          8' First Diapason      61                8' Diapason            73
          8' Second Diapason     61                8' Rohr Flute          73
          8' Third Diapason      61                8' Salicional          73
          8' Harmonic Flute      61                8' Voix Celeste        73
          8' Erzähler            CH                8' Flauto Dolce        73
          4' Octave              61                8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
      2 2/3' Twelfth             61                4' Octave              73
          2' Fifteenth           61                4' Flute Triangulaire  73
         IV  Harmonics          244                2' Fifteenth           61
               (17-19-21-22)                      IV  Cornet             244
          8' Trumpet             61                V  Quint Mixture      305
             Chimes              SO               16' Waldhorn            73
                                                   8' Trumpet             73
             CHOIR ORGAN                           8' Oboe                73
          8' Geigen              73                8' Vox Humana          73
          8' Concert Flute       73                4' Clarion             73
          8' Erzähler            73                   Tremolo
          8' Viol d'Orchestre    73                8' Harp                CH
          8' Viol Celeste        73                4' Celesta             CH
          4' Flute               73
      2 2/3' Twelfth             61                   PEDAL ORGAN
        III  Carillon           122 (a)           32' Diapason (resultant)--
          8' Corno di Bassetto   73               16' Major Bass          32
             Tremolo                              16' Diapason            GT
          8' Harp (TC)           --               16' Bourdon             32
          4' Celesta             61 bars          16' Echo Lieblich       SW
                                                   8' Octave              GT
             SOLO ORGAN                            8' Cello               SO
          8' Flauto Mirabilis    73                8' Gedeckt             12
          8' Gamba               73                8' Still Gedeckt       SW
          8' Gamba Celeste       73 (b)            4' Flute               12
          4' Orchestral Flute    73                V  Mixture            160
          8' Tuba Mirabilis      73                     (15-17-19-21-22)
          8' French Horn         73               32' Contra Fagotto      32
          8' English Horn        73               16' Trombone            32
             Tremolo                              16' Waldhorn            SW
             Chimes                                8' Trombone            12
                                                      Chimes              SO

         (a) draws 2 2/3'
         (b) added 1938 as Op. 819-A

Notes: The organ was dedicated on August 31, 1930. The church was soon forced to close because of financial problems brought on by the Great Depression and the organ was acquired by Occidental College, Los Angeles. It was installed in Thorne Hall with the addition of the Gamba Celeste in the Solo and dedicated on October 3, 1938. The Skinner console was replaced in 1961 by one built by Schantz.

The organ was offered for sale by the Wicks Organ Company in 2006. Sold to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2008.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=23624