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Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Episcopal
Mount Saint Alban
Washington, District of Columbia

OHS Database ID 8056.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals.

Notes

  • The original builder was E. M. Skinner & Son (1937, Opus510). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Tonal changes and enlargement. Carried out by joint consortium of craftsmen and suppliers headed by Newcomer. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Photographs

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Great Pipework. Photograph by Jim Gautsch jr. 2005-07-04
Exterior. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Exterior. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Exterior. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Nave looking east. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Nave looking west. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Facade. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Console. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
High Altar with Trompette en Chamade above. Photograph by Steven Gautsch 2019-06-26
Swell Pipework. Photograph by Jim Gautsch jr. 2005-07-04
Choir Pipework. Photograph by Jim Gautsch jr. 2005-07-04
Solo Pipework. Photograph by Jim Gautsch jr. 2005-07-04
East end of cathedral triforium. Photograph by Jim Gautsch jr. 2005-07-04
Trompette en chamade. Photograph by Jim Gautsch jr. 2005-07-04

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Cathedral's Website (Music tab)
    Washington National Cathedral
    (Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul)
    Washington D.C USA
    
    Four Manuals and 189 Ranks
    Newcomer Organ Co. 1963, 1970-1975
    Revisions and Enlargement to 1937 organ by 
    Ernest M. Skinner & Son Organ Company
    
    
    GREAT:                                               SWELL:
    First bay north triforium                            First bay south triforium
    16’ Diapason                                         16' Violoncelle (ext.)           
    16’ Violon (ext.)                                    8'Montre     
    16’ Bourdon                                          8' Violoncelle Céleste II
    8’ Prinzipal                                         4' Prestant      
    8’ Spitz Prinzipal                                   V Plein Jeu    
    8’ Waldföte                                          IV Cymbale   
    8’ Holz Bordun                                       16' Bombarde   
    8’ Salicional                                        8' Trompette 
    8’ Violon                                            4' Clarion
    8’ Erzähler                                          
    4’ Oktav                                             Second bay north triforium
    4’ Spitzoktav                                        16' Flûte Courte
    4’ Koppel Flöte                                      8' Bourdon
    2-2/3’ Quinte                                        8' Flûte à Fuseau
    2’ Super Oktav                                       8' Viole de Gambe 
    2’ Blockflöte                                        8' Viole Céleste
    II Sesquialtera                                      8' Voix Céleste II
    IV Klein Mixtur                                      8' Flute Céleste II
    IV–V Mixtur                                          4' Octave
    IV Scharf                                            4' Flûte Travesière
    VI–X Terzzymbel                                      2-2/3' Nasard 
    16’ Bombarde                                         2' Octavin
    8’ Posthorn                                          1-3/5' Tierce
    8’ Trompette                                         IV Petit Jeu
    4’ Clairon                                           16' Posaune 
    8’ Trompette en Chamade (So)                         2ème Trompette
    8' Tuba Mirabilis (So)                               8' Hautbois
                                                         4' 2ème Clarion
                                                         
                                                         Fifth bay south triforium 
                                                         8’ Flûte d’Argent II  
                                                         8’–4’ Chœur des Violes V
                                                         8’ Éoliènne Céleste II 
                                                         8’ Voix Humaine 
                                                         Tremolo  
    CHOIR: 
    Third bay north triforium                              SOLO: 
    16’ Gemshorn                                           Fourth bay north triforium 
    8' Chimney Flute                                       8’ Diapason  
    8' Viola Pomposa                                       8’ Flauto Mirabilis II  
    8' Viola Pomposa Celeste                               8’ Gamba   
    8'-4' Choeur des Violes V (Sw)                         8’ Gamba Celeste
    8' Viole Celeste II                                    4’ Orchestral Flute 
    8' Kleiner Erzähler II                                 VII Full Mixture  
    4' Principal                                           16’ Corno di Bassetto (ext.) 
    4' Harmonic Flute                                      8’ Trompette Harmonique 
    4' Fugara                                              8’ French Horn 
    2-2/3' Rohrnasat                                       8’ Corno di Bassetto 
    2' Hellflöte                                           8’ English Horn 
    1-3/5' Terz                                            8’ Flügel Horn 
    III-IV Mixture                                         4’ Clairon Harmonique 
    II Glockenspeil                                        8’ Trompette en Chamade (25\" pressure, high altar) 
    16' Orchestral Bassoon                                 8’ Tuba Mirabilis (25\")
    8' Trumpet                                             16’ Posthorn (Gt) 
    8' Cromorne                                            8’ Posthorn (Gt) 
    4' Regal                                               Tremolo
    8' Tuba Mirabilis (So)
    8' Trompette en Chamade (So) 
    8’ Posthorn (Gt) 
    Harp 
    Celesta
    Zimbelstern 
    Tremolo
    
    
    PEDAL:
    First through fourth bays south 
    triforium 
    32’ Subbass (ext.)  
    32’ Kontra Violon (ext.) 
    16’ Contre Basse  
    16’ Principal 
    16’ Diapason (Gt) 
    16’ Bourdon  
    16’ Violon (Gt) 
    16’ Violoncelle (Sw) 
    16’ Gemshorn (Ch) 
    16’ Flûte Courte (Sw) 
    10-2/3’ Quinte (from Gr. Kornett) 
    8’ Octave 
    8’ Diapason (Gt) 
    8’ Spitzflöte  
    8’ Gedackt 
    8’ Violoncelle Céleste II (Sw) 
    8’ Flûte Courte (Sw) 
    5-1/3’ Quinte 
    4’ Choralbass 
    4’ Cor de Nuit 
    2’ Fife 
    II Rauschquint  
    IV Fourniture  
    III Acuta  
    IV Gross Kornett  
    64’ Bombarde Basse (ext.) 
    32’ Contra Bombarde 
    32’ Contra Fagotto (ext.) 
    16’ Ophicléide 
    16’ Bombarde (Sw) 
    16’ Fagotto 
    8’ Trompette 
    8’ Bombarde (Sw) 
    8’ Posthorn (Gt) 
    8’ Tuba Mirabilis (So) 
    8’ Trompette en Chamade (So) 
    4’ Clairon  
    2’ Zinc 
    
    
    BRUSTWERK:
    First bay north gallery 
    8’ Spitz Prinzipal              
    4’ Praestant  
    2-2/3’  Koppel Nasat 
    2’ Lieblich Prinzipal 
    IV–VI Mixtur  
    8’ Rankett  
       
    POSITIV:
    First bay south gallery 
    8’ Nason Gedackt   
    4’ Rohrflöte  
    2’ Nachthorn  
    1-3/5’ Terz 
    1-1/3’ Larigot  
    1’ Sifflöte   
    IV Zymbel      
    4’ Rankett (Brustwerk) 
    Tremulant 
    
    GALLERY PEDAL:
    First bays north and south 
    galleries 
    16’ Gedacktbass (ext.) 
    8’ Oktav   
    8’ Nason Gedackt (Positiv) 
    4’ Superoktav (ext.) 
    4’ Rohrflöte (Positiv) 
    16’ Rankett (Brustwerk) 
    4’ Rankett (Brustwerk) 
    
     [Received from Sam Cherubin 2012-02-05.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from Cathedral's Website (Music tab) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.