The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Christ Church, Episcopal
318 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

OHS Database ID 37937.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 1, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 60 stops. 68 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Non-traditional style console.


  • Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1695. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument. (Database Manager. December 22, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Thompson. -- According to the church's music department web page the "Ailing Holtkamp" is to be replaced by Richards, Fowkes & Co. Opus 24 in 2018. (Database Manager. February 13, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. March 3, 2015)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-19
Organ gallery and exposed pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-19
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-07-19

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  • From church website
    Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH
    1957 Holtkamp Opus 1695
    16' Quintadena
    8' Principal
    8' Flute
    8' Gedackt
    4' Octave
    4' Spitzflöte
    2 2/3' Quinte
    2' Super Octave
    IV Mixture
    III Scharf
    16' Basson
    8' Trumpet
    Swell (enclosed):
    16' Coupler
    8' Geigen
    8' Rohrflöte
    8' Gambe
    8' Voix Celeste
    4' Gemshorn
    4' Bourdon
    2' Doublette
    1 1/3' Octave Quinte
    III-V Plein Jeu
    16' Bombarde
    8' Trumpet
    4' Schalmei
    8' Copula
    4' Praestant
    4' Rohrflöte
    2 2/3' Nazard
    2' Octava
    2' Blockflöte
    1 3/5' Tierce
    1' Sifflöte
    III Fourniture
    8' Cromorne
    Unison Off
    16' Trompeta
    8' Trompeta
    4' Trompeta
    Choir (enclosed):
    8' Dulciane
    8' Spitzflöte
    8' Flute Celeste
    4' Fugara
    2' Flautino
    III Dolce Cornet
    8' Oboe
    4' Rohr Schalmey
    Choir to Swell
    32' Soubasse
    16' Principal
    16' Soubasse
    16' Quintadena (Gt.)
    8' Octave
    8' Flauto Dolce
    4' Choralbass
    4' Nachthorn
    III Mixture
    32' Cornet
    16' Posaune
    16' Basson (Gt.)
    16' Bombarde (Sw.)
    8' Trumpet
    4' Schalmey
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-12-19.]
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