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Opus 37

St. Edmund's Episcopal Church
1175 San Gabriel Boulevard
San Marino, California 91108

Rosales Organ Builders
Los Angeles, California
Opus 37
 

 

 

 

See the program for the Dedicatory Recital played by Stephen Tharp on November 2, 2008.

 

Aeolian-Skinner - Opus 1323, 1957
Rosales Organ Builders - Opus 37, 2007-2008

We are honored to have been chosen to rebuild the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in San Marino, California, in the San Gabriel Valley near Los Angeles. The 31-rank instrument was designed by Joseph Whiteford, who was then President and Tonal Director of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston. It is the firm's Opus 1323 from 1957 and was dedicated with a recital by Irene Robertson on April 13, 1958.

The project included:

  • Complete releathering

  • Addition of 10 ranks including Pedal Open Wood 16’, Trombone 16', and Great Tromba 8’ on high pressure

  • Revoicing and tonal improvement of the existing pipework

  • New Swell and Choir shutters for better sound projection

  • Console refurbishing and enhancement

Project Advisor was Dr. Thomas Harmon.

A dedicatory recital was played by Stephen Tharp on November 2, 2008, and a formal dedication took place at the morning service on November 16, 2008.

For more about this project and the organ, see the website of St. Edmund's Church.

 

Specifications

Great          
 
16' Contrebasse*  
8' Principal (bass pipes in façade)
8' Rohrbourdon*
8' Open Flute*
8'   Violoncello*    
4' Octave
4' Harmonic Flute
2-2/3' Octave Quint*
2' Super Octave*
IV Fourniture
8' Tromba*
    Chimes   (prepared)
    Tremolo*    
   
Choir           
 
8' Principal*  
8' Pommergedackt  
8'   Erzähler    
8' Erzähler Celeste (from tenor C)
4' Octave*
4' Koppelflöte
2-2/3' Nazard
2' Blockflöte
1-3/5' Tierce   
16' Fagotto*
8'   Krummhorn    
8'   Tromba*   (Gr.)
8' Bassoon* (Sw.)
    Tremolo    
8' Chamade** (rear gallery)
    Pajaritos   (prepared)
    Cymbelstern   (prepared)
   

Swell

       
         
16'   Rohrbass*    
8'   Geigen Principal*    
8'   Viola Pomposa    
8'   Viola Celeste    
8'   Rohrflöte    
4'   Principal*    
4'   Spitzflöte*    
2'   Doublette    
III   Plein Jeu    
16'   Bassoon    
8   Trompette*    
8   Hautbois    
4'   Clairon*    
    Tremolo    
         
Pedal           
 
32'   Resultant*   (three levels)
16'   Wood Diapason*    
16' Contrebass (Gr.)
16' Bourdon  
16'   Rohrbass   (Sw.)
8' Octave Diapason*  
8'   Octave*    
8' Bourdon*  
8'   Rohrflöte   (Sw.)
4' Choralbass  
4'   Rohrflöte   (Sw.)
16' Trombone*  
16'   Bassoon   (Sw.)
16'   Fagotto   (Ch.)
8'   Tromba*   (ext. Trombone)
8' Trompette (Sw.)
4'   Clairon   (Sw.)
    Chimes   (prepared)
   
  * Rosales additions 2008
** Previous addition 1978
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Rosales Pipe Organ Services, Inc.   3020 East Olympic Boulevard  ▪  Los Angeles  CA  90023-3402
Manuel Rosales: 213.925.8633    Office: 323.262.9253    Fax: 323.262.8018    info@rosales.com