The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20064

Caldwell Chapel

OHS Database ID 65173.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
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 January 17, 2020.
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Technical Details

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 12 stops. 12 registers. 14 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.

Notes

  • Installed in 1889; tonal changes made at some point. (Jeff Scofield. January 16, 2020)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Organ in rear gallery. Photograph by David Storey 2020-01-16
Keydesk. Photograph by David Storey 2020-01-16
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by David Storey 2020-01-16
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by David Storey 2020-01-16
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by David Storey 2020-01-16

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist taken from the console and inspection of pipes by David M. Storey
           Washington, District of Columbia
           Caldwell Chapel, Caldwell Hall
    
           J.H. & C.S. Odell   1889
           ___________________________________________________________________________________
           
           Below is the stoplist noted by David M. Storey from the
           console and inspection of pipes on January 16, 2020
    
           GREAT - 58 notes
    
        8' Diapason,       1-17 in façade, 21 pipes in façade - 17 are speakers, 4 are dummies
        8' Melodia
        4' Octave          Labeled Principal on pipes
    2 2/3' Twelfth         Labeled VIOL on pipes, pipes cut down to pitch, not original
        2' Fifteenth       Labeled VIOL on pipes, pipes cut down to pitch, not original
    1 3/5' Seventeenth     Spurious spotted metal pipes, TC, not original
    
           SWELL - 58 notes, enclosed
    
        8' Salicional      tc
        8' Clarinet Flute  Stopped wood pipes labeled Stop Diap
        4' Chimney Flute   1-12 stopped wood, 13-58 metal pipes with pierced wood stoppers,
                           questionable whether this is original
        2' Piccolo         Harmonic pipes start at second C, not original
      III  Scharf          Not original
           Tremolo
    
           PEDAL - 27 notes
    
       16' Bourdon
    
           Swell to Great
           Swell to Great Super Octave, now removed
           Great to Pedal
           Swell to Pedal
    
           [Received from Jeff Scofield January 16, 2020]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist taken from the console and inspection of pipes by David M. Storey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.