The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3424 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 58311

OHS Database ID 21908.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 8, 2012.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 18 stops. 39 registers. 23 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. September 8, 2012)

Online Documents

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Console and Left Pipe Display. Photograph by Jason Sturges 2017-01-21
Chancel, Cantilevered Pipe Displays, and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jason Sturges 2017-01-21
Chancel, Pipe Displays, and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jason Sturges 2017-01-21
Chancel and Exposed Pipework. Reuter Organ Co. promotional photo, courtesy of Max Mayse (1984)

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  • Stoplist from The American Organist April 1985
        Des Moines, Iowa
        St. Luke's Episcopal Church
        Reuter   Op. 2065   1984   2/23
        GREAT                   SWELL                    PEDAL
    16' Bourdon              8' Rohrflöte            32' Resultant
     8' Principal            8' Viola                16' Principal
     8' Bourdon              8' Viola Celeste        16' Subbass
     4' Octave               4' Spitzprincipal       16' Bourdon       GT
     4' Bourdon          2 2/3' Nasard                8' Principal
     2' Flachflöte           2' Principal             8' Subbass
    IV  Mixture          1 3/5' Tierce                8' Bourdon       GT
        Sub              1 1/3' Quinte                4' Principal
        Unison Off          16' Hautbois              4' Subbass
        Super                8' Trompette           III  Mixture
     8' Hautbois   SW        4' Hautbois             16' Posaune
     8' Royal Trumpet           Tremolo              16' Hautbois      SW
        Chimes                  Sub                   8' Posaune
                                Unison Off            8' Hautbois      SW
                                Super                 4' Hautbois      SW
                            16' Royal Trumpet tc      8' Royal Trumpet GT
                             8' Royal Trumpet            Chimes        GT
                             4' Royal Trumpet
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield September 6, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The American Organist April 1985 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.