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Magnolia Lutheran Church
2414 31st Avenue W.
Seattle, Washington 98199

OHS Database ID 26090.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 May 16, 2007.
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Technical Details

Slider chests with EP pull-downs (externally mounted).

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 22 stops. 26 registers. 25 ranks. 1409 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- In a mahogany case at the front. Original Möller kept as Pedal division. Original Möller console retained. Swell prepared for a III Plein Jeu and a tenor C 8' Voix Celeste. (Database Manager. May 16, 2007)

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Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-05
Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-05
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-05
Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1991-12-05

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console December 5, 1991
    Seattle, Washington
    Magnolia Lutheran Church
    BALCOM and VAUGHAN PIPE ORGANS, Inc., Opus 872, 1987 - Original Specifications
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
    16     Principal  (façade) (mc)  37          Swell to Pedal                    8
    16     Quintaton                 61          Great to Pedal                    8
    8      Principal  (façade)       61
    8      Flute a Cheminee          61          Swell to Great                 16,8
    4      Octave     (façade)       61
    4      Gemshorn                  61
    2-2/3  Quinte *                  61          FINGER PISTONS
    2      Octave                    61          General                      1 - 10
    1-3/5  Tierce                    61          Sw to Ped                     (rev)
    III-IV Fourniture [19-22-26-29] 232          Gr to Ped                     (rev)
    8      Trompette                 61          Set
    SWELL (Expressive)
    8      Gambe *                   61          TOE STUDS
           blank                     61          General                      1 - 10
    8      Bourdon                   61          Gr. to Ped.                   (rev)
    4      Principal                 61
    4      Flute a Fuseau            61
    2      Octavin                   61          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    1-1/3  Larigot                   61          Swell Expression             (bal.)
           blank                                 Crescendo                    (bal.)
    8      Basson-Hautbois           61
    Swell 16                                     Rotary switch with 5-levels
    PEDAL                                        ACTION: E-P pallets on slider chests
    16     Soubasse *                32                  E-P unit (Pedal)
    16     Quintaton           (Gt)  –-
    8      Principal *               32          VOICES: 22    (24 w/preps)
    8      Bourdon *                 12
    4      Octave *                  32          STOPS: 26     (28 w/preps)
    16     Trompette *               32
    8      Trompette *               12          RANKS: 25     (29 w/preps)
    4      Clairon *                 12
                                                 PIPES: 1,409  (1,648 w/preps)
    The church's previous instrument was a II-manual, 4-rank M.P. Möller pipe organ built
    in 1957 as that firm's opus 9134. Stops marked with an asterisk (*) in the specification
    indicate pipework from the Möller which was incorporated into the tonal scheme of the
    present Balcom and Vaughan instrument. The Möller console was also retained.
    The Great 16' Principal has notes 1 (c 37) thru 25 (c 49) in the façade. The Great 8'
    Principal has its first 27 pipes in the façade, and the 4' Octave has its first 12 pipes
    in the façade. All remaining façade pipes are dummies.
    The two blank rocker tablets in the Swell are full preparations for an 8' Celeste and
    a III Plein Jeu (22-26-29).
    Sources: Balcom and Vaughan opus list and files; JRS; extant organ
    Magnolia Lutheran Church
    2414 31st Avenue W.
    Seattle, WA. 98199
    (206) 284-0155                               Documented: December 5, 1991
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console December 5, 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.