The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
8011 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

OHS Database ID 35731.

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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, but is not in use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 5, 2019.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Two manuals. 13 stops. 23 registers. 24 ranks. 1509 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Coupler reversible thumb pistons.


  • 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:
    Replaced 1939 two manual M.P. Möller, #6708; extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. July 3, 2008)
  • Aeolian-Skinner console photo on the church website music page August 2018. (Jeff Scofield. August 8, 2018)
  • Updated by James Reed, listing this web site as a source of information:

    Instrument is currently offered for sale (3/1/2019) on the Organ Clearing House website (Stephen Hall. March 5, 2019)

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  • Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Bethesda, Maryland
    Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   1419   1961
    2 manuals, 23 registers, 17 stops, 24 ranks
                 GREAT ORGAN
              8' Holzbordun          61
              8' Spitzflöte          61 (in SW)
              4' Prinzipal           61
             II  Sesquialtera       122
              2' Blockflöte          61
             IV  Fourniture         244
                 SWELL ORGAN
              8' Viola Pomposa       68
              8' Viole Celeste       68
              8' Spillflöte          68
              4' Spitzprinzipal      68
              4' Koppelflöte         68
              2' Italian Principal   61
         III-IV  Plein Jeu          226
             16' Fagot               68
              8' Hautbois            68
              4' Rohrschalmei        68
                 PEDAL ORGAN
             16' Subbass             12 GT
             16' Spitzflöte          12 GT
              8' Octave              32
              8' Holzbordun          GT
              4' Choralbass          12
             16' Fagot               SW
              4' Rohrschalmei        SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-11]
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