The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's Episcopal Church
26998 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

OHS Database ID 10877.

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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 July 5, 2008.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 33 stops. 46 registers. 41 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 2003 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. July 5, 2008)
  • A 16-note set of steel organ Chimes was installed in the Great Division in 2018 by the Lauck Pipe Organ Company of Otsego, MI; a Peterson 12-note 32' electronic Contra Bourdon extension stop has also been installed. (Jeff Scofield. September 29, 2019)

Online Documents

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Sanctuary chancel and chamber grille. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-05-19
Sanctuary interior and chancel. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-05-19
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1994-05-19
Console. Photograph by Thomas B Robson 2019-09-11
Exposed Pipework (covering was removed at an earlier date). Photograph by Thomas B Robson 2019-09-11
Nave. Photograph by Thomas B Bobson (2019)

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  • Stoplist from the console May 19, 1994
         Royal Oak, Michigan
         St. John's Episcopal Church
         Schantz   Op. 1898   1988   3/41
         GREAT                        CHOIR-POSITIV
      8' Principal                 8' Holzgedackt
      8' Rohrflöte                 8' Erzähler
      4' Octave                    8' Erzähler Celeste
      4' Spitzflöte                4' Koppelflöte
      2' Super Octave          2 2/3' Nasat
     IV  Fourniture                2' Waldflöte
         Sub                   1 3/5' Terz
         Unison Off              III  Cymbale
         Super                     8' Cromorne
      8' Festival Trumpet             Tremulant
         SWELL                        Unison Off
     16' Bourdon                      Super
      8' Principal                 8' Festival Trumpet GT
      8' Bourdon       12
      8' Viole                        PEDAL
      8' Viole Celeste            32' Resulant         --
      4' Octave                   16' Principal 
      4' Flute Harmonique         16' Subbass
      2' Principal                16' Bourdon          SW
    III  Plein Jeu                 8' Principal        12
     16' Hautbois                  8' Bassflöte        12
      8' Trompette                 8' Bourdon          SW
      8' Hautbois      12          4' Choralbass
      4' Clairon                   4' Bourdon          SW
         Tremulant               III  Mixture
         Sub                      16' Posaune
         Unison Off               16' Hautbois         SW
         Super                     8' Posaune          12
                                   8' Hautbois         SW
                                   4' Clairon          12
                                   4' Cromorne         CH
      [Received online from Jeff Scofield  August 3, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist from the console May 19, 1994 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.