The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Martin's R.C. Church
1908 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia

OHS Database ID 33301.

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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 July 6, 2015.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 26 stops. 38 registers. 19 ranks. 1384 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Horseshoe style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys in horseshoe curves. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. February 28, 2008)
  • Reportedly designed and finished by Richard O. Whitelegg. (Jeff Scofield. July 7, 2015)

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Console and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2010-11-15

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications via the OHS Archives
            Washington, District of Columbia
            St. Martin's R. C. church
            Möller   Op. 6809   1939   3/21
            GREAT                         CHOIR
         8' Diapason      61           8' Viola        73
         8' Clarabella    61           8' Melodia      73
         8' Gemshorn      61           8' Dulciana     73
         4' Octave        61           4' Rohr Flute   73
    II-III  Plein Jeu    159           8' Clarinet     73
            Tremolo                       Tremolo
            SWELL                         PEDAL
         8' Diapason      73          16' Violone      32
         8' Rohrgedeckt   73          16' Bourdon  **  12 SW
         8' Gamba         73      10 2/3' Quint        SW
         8' Voix Celeste  61           8' Octave       12
         4' Rohr Flute    12           8' Flute        GT
         2' Flautina      61           8' Gedeckt      SW
    III-IV  Mixture      [pf]          8' Dulciana     CH
         8' Trumpet       73          16' Trombone    [pf]
         8' Oboe          73
         8' Vox Humana    61 *
         *  added at a later date by the Newcomer Organ Co.
        **  enclosed in Choir swell box
              [Received from Jeff Scofield July 7, 2015]