The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. James Episcopal Church / St. Monica & St. James Episcopal Church
222 8th St., NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20008

OHS Database ID 1920.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 2, 2012.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 11 stops. 13 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a floor-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Concave radiating pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.

Notes

  • Salzburg Model. Moved from All Souls Unitarian, Washington D. C. by late 1970s. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Christopher J. Hoh. -- When All Souls Unitarian, Washington DC, had a new Rieger built in the late 1960s, this small instrument was used for worship there until the new organ was ready. St. James (now St. Monica and St. James) bought and installed it in their church where it has remained. (Database Manager. July 23, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Chris Hoh. -- This organ, before it was moved from All Souls Unitarian to its present location, was dedicated in a recital by Marie-Claire Alain, who also dedicated the 96-rank Rieger at All Souls. (Database Manager. November 2, 2012)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Pape, Uwe. The Tracker Organ Revival in America. (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1977), 123 [0]

Related Database Entries

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Photographs

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Organ Case. Photograph by Christopher Hoh 2012-10-30
Organ Case. Photograph by Christopher Hoh 2012-10-30
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by Christopher Hoh 2012-10-30
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by Christopher Hoh 2012-10-30

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist supplied by the organist
    Washington, District of Columbia
    St. Monica & St. James Episcopal Church
    
    Rieger Orgelbau, 1967
    
                I                          II                          PEDAL
    
    8  Metallgedackt 56 pipes     8  Holzgedackt 56 pipes     16  Subbass  30 pipes
    4  Prinzipal     56 pipes     4  Rohrflöte   56 pipes      4  Pommer   30 pipes
    1  Mixtur III   168 pipes     2  Gemshorn    56 pipes      8  Regal    30 pipes
    8  Trompete      56 pipes     1  Oktavlein   56 pipes
    
     [Received from Chris Hoh 2012-10-31.]
  • Click Here Stoplist supplied by the organist Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.