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St. John's Episcopal Church
322 South Greer
Memphis, Tennessee 38111


OHS Database ID 34517.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 4, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 3 divisions. 7 stops. 7 ranks. 470 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from factory documents and publications courtesy of Stephen Schnurr. (Database Manager. April 29, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Twenty-seven ranks prepared-for, as well as many pistons, couplers and the crescendo pedal that were installed but not yet activated; the organ was eventually enlarged to 3/34; replaced in 1989 by 3/40 Reuter Op. 2136, retaining 6 Möller ranks; the church has the most unusual ceiling - like a giant deep sky-blue air mattress that runs from the front wall to the back. (Database Manager. May 4, 2012)

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Church Exterior. Postcard Image supplied by Jeff Scofield
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1989-06-30
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2012-07-24

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           Memphis, Tennessee
           St. John's Episcopal Church
           Möller   Op. 7909   1949   3/7
           Stops without pipecounts were originally 
           prepared-for; they were added not too 
           much later, with some changes.
           GREAT                  SWELL
       16' Diapason           16' Bourdon
        8' Diapason I          8' Diapason
        8' Diapason II  73     8' Rohrflöte
        8' Hohlflöte    73     8' Salicional     73
        8' Gemshorn     73     8' Voix Celeste
        4' Principal           4' Principal
        4' Octave Flute        4' Flute Harmonic 73
    2 2/3' Twelfth             2' Fifteenth
        2' Fifteenth         III  Mixture
       IV  Mixture            16' Double Trumpet
        8' Tromba              8' Trumpet        73
        4' Clarion             8' Hautboy (Oboe)
           Sub                 4' Clarion
           Unison Off             Tremolo
           Super                  Sub
                                  Unison Off
           CHOIR                  Super
        8' Gamba
        8' Concert Flute          PEDAL
        8' Dulciana           16' Diapason
        8' Unda Maris         16' Bourdon        32
        4' Octave Flute       16' Dulciana
        4' Dulcet              8' Octave
        8' Tuba                8' Flute          GT
        8' Clarinet            4' Octave Flute
        8' English Horn       16' Trombone
           Tremolo             8' Tromba
           Sub                 4' Clarion
           Unison Off
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield May 5, 2012]
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