The OHS Pipe Organ Database

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, District of Columbia

Concert Hall

OHS Database ID 50129.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 29, 2012.


Technical Details

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 92 stops. 580 registers. 85 ranks. 4972 pipes.

Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. (Database Manager. August 7, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. (Database Manager. August 8, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. December 29, 2012)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • [Unattributed]. "Pipework," The American Organist (Volume 46, No. 8 [August 2012], p. 43). [notice of construction in progress & rendering]

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Photographs

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Console, pipes and stage. Photograph courtesy of Casavant Frères
Console, pipes and stage. Photograph courtesy of Casavant Frères

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
            Washington, District of Columbia
            John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    
            Casavant   Op. 3899   2012   4/85
            _____________________________________________________________
    
            GREAT (II)                            CHOIR (I)
        16' Double Open Diapason 61           16' Lieblich Gedeckt     12
         8' Open Diapason        61            8' Violin Diapason      61
         8' Chimney Flute        61            8' Voce Umana           54
         8' Gamba                61            8' Bourdon              61
         4' Octave               61            8' Concert Flute        49 o
         4' Open Flute           61            8' Dulciana             61
     2 2/3' Twelfth              61            8' Unda Maris           49
         2' Fifteenth            61            4' Octave               61
    II-III  Grave Mixture       171            4' Spindle Flute        61
      IV-V  Mixture             293        2 2/3' Nazard               61
       III  Cymbal              183            2' Super Octave         61
        16' Double Trumpet       61        1 3/5' Tierce               61
         8' Trumpet              61        1 1/3' Larigot              61
         4' Clarion              61       III-IV  Mixture             227
            Tremulant                         16' Bass Clarinet        12
            Unison Off                         8' Cornopean            61
            Tuba Chorus 16-8-4   CH            8' Clarinet             61
                                               8' Filene               61 p
            SWELL (III)                        8' French Horn          61
        16' Bourdon              12               Tremulant
         8' Open Diapason        61               Sub
         8' Stopped Diapason     61               Unison Off
         8' Viole de gambe       61               Super
         8' Voix céleste         61           16' Tuba Magna           tc
         8' Spitzflöte           61            8' Tuba Mirabilis       61 q
         8' Spitzflöte céleste   49            4' Tuba Clarion         12
         4' Octave               61
         4' Harmonic Flute       61               PEDAL
         2' Piccolo              61           32' Double Open Diapason 12 r
         V  Full Mixture        305           32' Contra Bourdon       12
       III  Chorus Mixture      183           16' Flute (open wood)    32
        16' Bassoon              61           16' Contrabass           32
         8' Trompette            61           16' Open Diapason        GT
         8' Oboe                 61           16' Subbass              32
         8' Vox humana           61           16' Bourdon              SW
         4' Clairon              61           16' Lieblich Gedeckt     CH
            Tremulant                     10 2/3' Quint                -- s
            Sub                                8' Octavebass           32
            Unison Off                         8' Open Flute           12
            Super                              8' Stopped Flute        12
         8' Tuba Mirabilis       CH            4' Octave               32
                                               4' Flute               RES
            RESONANCE (IV)                    IV  Mixture             128
        32' Contra Diapason      PD a         32' Contra Trombone F/L  12
        16' Double Open Diapason 29 b         16' Trombone             32
        16' Bourdon              17 c         16' Double Trumpet       GT
         8' Open Diapason        29 d         16' Bassoon              SW
         8' Harmonic Flute       49 e          8' Trumpet              12
         4' Octave               29 f          8' Tuba Mirabilis       CH
         V  Grand Cornet         -- g          8' Herald Trumpet      RES
         V  Cornet              220 h          4' Clarion              12
    IV-VII  Harmonics           188 i          4' Tuba Clarion         CH
        16' Trombone              5 j
         8' Trumpet              12 k
        16' Herald Trumpet       -- l
         8' Herald Trumpet       61 m
         4' Herald Trumpet       -- n
            Tuba Chorus 16-8-4   CH
    
         a  from PD 32' Double Open and RES 16' Double Open
         b  1-32 from PD 16' Contrabass
         c  1-44 from PD 16' Subbass
         d  1-32 from PD  8' Octavebass
         e  1-12 common with PD 8' Stopped Flute
         f  1-32 from PD  4' Octave
         g  from RES V Cornet, 16' series, from Middle C
         h  C13 - G56, mounted
         i  1-32 from PD IV Mixture
         j  1-56 from PD 16' Trombone
         k  extension of RES 16' Trombone
         l  1-12 common with GT 16' Double Trumpet
         m  hooded
         n  from 8'Herald Trumpet; top octave repeats
         o  1-12 common with 8' Bourdon
         p  existing pipes from Aeolian-Skinner Opl 1471 (previous organ), repaired
            and revoiced, provided with new unit windchest; affected by Tremulant
         q  hooded from Middle C
         r  1-7 common with 32' Contra Bourdon with "helpers;" 8-12 open wood
            "Haskell" pipes
         s  derived from Subbass 16-8
    
           [Received online from Jeff Scofield August 13, 2013]
    
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