The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Selwyn College, The University of Cambridge
Cambridge, Great Britain/United Kingdom

The Chapel of Selwyn College

OHS Database ID 18065.

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 August 21, 2013.
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Technical Details

Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 30 stops. 37 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Updated through online information from Sarah MacDonald. (Database Manager. August 21, 2013)

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  • [Composite: several authors]. "The Chapel of Selwyn College, The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England: Orgues Létourneau Limitée," The American Organist (Vol. 39, No. 5 [May, 2005]: pp. 44-46). [Cover Feature. Contributions by Dir David Lumsden, Fernand Létourneau, and Andrew Forrest.] [Photographs, stoplist.]

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Organ in west gallery. Photograph by Sarah MacDonald 2004-10-01

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  • From Letourneau website
    Selwyn College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    2004 Letourneau Opus 95
    16' Bourdon
    8' Montre
    8' Flûte à cheminée 
    4' Prestant
    4' Flûte conique 
    2' Doublette
    1-1/3' Fourniture IV
    III Cornet
    8' Trompette
    Récit expressif:
    8' Viole de gambe
    8' Voix céleste 
    8' Cor de nuit
    4' Prestant
    4' Flûte octaviante 
    2' Octavin
    2' Plein Jeu IV
    16' Basson
    8' Trompette harmonique
    8' Hautbois
    Positif de dos:
    8' Bourdon
    4' Prestant
    2' Doublette
    1-1/3' Larigot
    8' Clarinette
    16' Contrebasse
    16' Soubasse
    8' Violoncelle
    4' Basse de chorale
    16' Bombarde
    8' Trompette
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-12-31.]
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  • Stoplist from Selwyn College Chapel web site PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.