The OHS Pipe Organ Database

South Church
Beijing, China

OHS Database ID 65193.

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 January 28, 2020.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 12 stops. 35 registers. 14 ranks. 813 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

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.


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Gallery and organ cases. Photograph courtesy of Casavant Frères

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           Beijing, China
           South Church
           Casavant   Op. 3909   2015   2/14
       16' Bourdon         12 B   ext. SW Bourdon 16
        8' Open Diapason   56     unenclosed; 1-24 in façade on A-side
        8' Chimney Flute   44 B   1-12
        8' Viola           -- A   from Swell
        4' Octave          56 A
        4' Spire Flute     12 B   ext. SW Bourdon
    2 2/3' Nazard          46 B   tc
        2' Flute           12 B   ext. Spire Flute
    1 3/5' Tierce  C2-C5   37 B
      III  Mixture 2 2/3' 168 A
        8' Trumpet         56 A
       16' Bassoon         SW B
        8' Oboe            SW B
        8' Bourdon         56 B   1-12 stopped wood
        8' Viola           56 A
        8' Viole Celeste   44 A   tc
        4' Octave          -- A   Great
        4' Chimney Flute   12 B   ext. Chimney Flute
        2' Fifteenth       12 A   ext. GT Octave
    1 1/3' Larigot         -- B   ext. GT Nazard; top octave repeats
       16' Bassoon         12 B   half-length, ext. of Oboe
        8' Trumpet         -- A   Great
        8' Oboe            56 B
        4' Clarion         -- A   Great Trumpet; top octave repeats
       16' Subbass         12     ext. GT Chimney Flute, unenclosed
       16' Bourdon         GT B
        8' Principal       32 B   unenclosed; 1-24 in façade on B-side
        8' Chimney Flute   GT B
        4' Choral Bass     12 B
        4' Chimney Flute   GT B
       16' Posaune         12 A   ext. GT Trumpet
       16' Bassoon         SW B
        8' Trumpet         GT A
        8' Oboe            SW B
        4' Oboe            SW B
           Tremulant  A
           Tremulant  B
           Expression A
           Expression B
           [Received from Jeff Scofield January 29, 2020]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.