The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
4400 86th SE
Mercer Island, Washington 98040

OHS Database ID 495.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 October 27, 2007.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Balanced mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 25 stops. 25 registers. 37 ranks. 1748 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. No enclosed divisions. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1998. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is housed in a contemporary case which looks like a series of stacked, rectangular boxes forming a pyramid. The top, center box and the two boxes below and flanking contain the pipes 1-23 of the Great 8' Principal. The three small boxes under the Great facade display pipes 1-27 of the Positif 4' Principal. And the two largest, outer-most, and lowest boxes display pipes 1-14 of the Pedal 8' Octavbass. The Pedal 16' Subbass is the only wooden stop in the organ. The console is detached from the case in fixed position/center, but not reversed. The toe studs are made of wood. Wind pressure is 70-80 mm. The organ was installed by Klaus Schmekal and Malte Hilpert. It was voiced and tonally finished by Rudolf von Beckerath. Documented June 27, 1993 and subsequently verified. (Database Manager. October 27, 2007)

Online Documents

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  • Organ Specifications. Detailed specifications copied from the console. Author: James R. Stettner Source: Typed document. Document Date. June 27, 1993. Document received from James R. Stettner 2019-01-18.

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  • Pape, Uwe. The Tracker Organ Revival in America. (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1977), 109 [0]

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Organ in rear gallery; photo by Bill Bunch. Digital image by James R. Stettner 2008-12-15
Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1993-06-27

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Emmanuel Episcopal, Mercer Island, WA
    1970 von Beckerath
     (Stoplist: Steve Wiberg, web site, 1998)
    GREAT (56 notes, CC-g'') 
    16' Quintadena
     8' Principal
    8' Rohrfloete
    4' Octave
    4' Spitzfloete
    2 2/3' Nasat
    2' Octave
    IV-VI Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    POSITIF (56 notes, CC-g'') 
    8' Gedackt
    4' Principal
    4' Rohrfloete
    2' Waldfloete
    1 1/3' Quinte
    II Sesquialtera
    IV Scharf
    8' Dulcian
    PEDAL (32 notes, CC-g)
    16' Subbass
    8' Octavbass
    4' Octave
    2' Nachthorn
    IV Mixture
    16' Fagott
    8' Trumpet
    4' Schalmei
    Couplers: Great/Pedal, Positif/Pedal, Positif/Great (Duplicated by Toe Studs)
    Four General Pistons ("Capture" System), Duplicated by Toe Studs. 8 Memory Levels
    1748 Pipes, 70-80mm Windpressure
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.