The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Luke's United Methodist Church
3741 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027


OHS Database ID 58560.

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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 June 14, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 58 stops. 88 registers. 79 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled 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.


  • This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    Information concerning the number of ranks (79) on present Schantz organ in the chancel of St. Luke's Church was provided by Mr. Rob Landes, organist and artist-in-residence. He added that 10 ranks were kept from the Moller organ and they were completely revoiced. Also the outer casework of the old Moller console was kept, but the interior is all solid state Schantz mechanism. (Database Manager. June 13, 2016)

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Cases. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Left Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Right Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-11

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of James Roman, St. Luke's UMC, Houston
           Houston, Texas
           St. Luke's United Methodist Church
           Möller    Op. 9090     1958   4/65
           Möller    Op. M-4773   1987   4/73
           Schantz   Nr. 2155     2003   4/79
           GREAT                   CHOIR                    SOLO (encl. w/Choir)
       16' Violone             16' Spitzgamba *          V  Grand Cornet
       16' Contra Gamba         8' English Diapason     16' Tuba Magna
        8' Open Diapason        8' Spitzgamba            8' Tuba Major
        8' Harmonic Flute       8' Spitzgamba Celeste *  8' Festival Trumpet *
        8' Violone              8' Gedeckt *             8' Schalmei *
        8' Gedeckt *            4' Octave                   Tremulant
        8' Gamba                4' Traverse Flute *         Sub
        4' Octave           2 2/3' Nasard *                 Unison Off
        4' Koppel Flute *       2' Principal                Super
        2' Fifteenth            2' Octavin *             8' Trompette-en-Chamade
       IV  Mixture          1 3/5' Tierce *                 Flemish Bells
      III  Scharf              IV  Mixture                  Chimes            GT
       16' Kontratrompete      16' English Horn *         
        8' Trompete *           8' Cornopean                PEDAL
           Tremulant            8' Clarinet             
           Sub                     Tremulant            32' Contrebasse       dg
           Unison Off              Sub                  32' Bourdon           dg
           Super                   Unison Off           16' Contrebasse *     32
           Chimes                  Super                16' Bourdon *         32
                                                        16' Violone           GT
           SWELL                   ANTIPHONAL GREAT     16' Contra Gamba      GT
                                                        16' Rohrgedeckt       SW
       16' Rohrgedeckt          8' Principal             8' Principal         32
        8' Geigen Diapason      8' Bourdon *             8' Bourdon *         12
        8' Geigen Celeste       4' Octave                8' Violone           GT
        8' Rohrflöte *        III  Mixture *             8' Rohrgedeckt       SW
        8' Salicional                                    4' Choralbass        32
        8' Voix Celeste            ANTIPHONAL SWELL      4' Flute *           12
        4' Principal                                    IV  Mixture *        128
        4' Flute *              8' Gedeckt +            32' Contre Bombarde   dg
        2' Octave               8' Flute Celeste II +   16' Bombarde *        32
    1 1/3' Larigot *            4' Nachthorn *          16' Kontra Trumpet    GT
       IV  Mixture              8' Hautbois             16' Double Trumpet    SW
       16' Double Trumpet          Tremulant             8' Bombarde *        12
        8' Trumpet                 Super                 4' Clarion *         12
        8' Oboe                                          4' Schalmei          SO
        8' Vox Humana *            ANTIPHONAL PEDAL     16' Tuba Magna        SO
        4' Clarion                                       8' Tuba Major        SO
           Tremulant           32' Resultant                Chimes            GT
           Sub                 16' Flute Conique *
           Unison Off          16' Lieblich Bourdon *    *  existing pipework
           Super                8' Flute Conique         +  12 existing pipes
                                8' Bourdon
                        [Received from Jeff Scofield June 17, 2018]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of James Roman, St. Luke's UMC, Houston Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.