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Georgetown Presbyterian Church
3115 P Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

OHS Database ID 35371.

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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 July 28, 2014.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 19 stops. 28 registers. 23 ranks. 1368 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Additions in 1967 (Aeolian-Skinner) and 1968 (Cannarsa). (Database Manager. June 10, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from richard alexander. -- Great also has an unenclosed Octave 4, original to installation. Gallery rail 8' and 2' (on Great) can also play on manual II via separate coupler tablets. On death of GDH, Whiteford entrusted the immaculate tonal finishing to William Watkins, consultant and by then Director of Music at the church. A truly amazing and versatile little organ; original stuff remains, with unfortunate later additions that all who know this organ hope will be discarded. A real gem! (Database Manager. July 28, 2014)

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey

  • Washington, District of Columbia
    Georgetown Presbyterian Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1306   1959
    2 manuals, 28 registers, 19 stops, 23 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN (* enclosed)          PEDAL ORGAN
          16' Quintade            12        16' Contra Viola      12 SW
           8' Spitzprinzipal      61        16' Gedecktbass       12 GT
           8' Holzgedeckt         61 *      16' Quintade          GT
           8' Flauto Dolce        61 *       8' Octave            32
           8' Flute Celeste (TC)  56 *       8' Holzgedeckt       GT
           8' Nason Flute         61         4' Super Octave      12
           4' Octave              61        II  Rauschquinte      64
           2' Lieblichprinzipal   61        32' Contre Hautbois   12 SW +
      III-IV  Plein Jeu          190        16' Contre Hautbois   SW
              Chimes                         8' Hautbois          SW
                                             4' Rohrschalmei      SW
              SWELL ORGAN                       Chimes            GT
           8' Rohrflöte           68        
           8' Viola Pomposa       68
           8' Viola Celeste       68         +  added in 1967
           4' Spitzflöte          68            as Op. 1306-A
       2 2/3' Nasat               61
           2' Zauberflöte         61
          16' Contre Hautbois     68
           8' Trumpet             68
           4' Rohrschalmei        68
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-07-15]
  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.