Pipe Organ Database

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Goulding & Wood, Inc. (2002)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 9702A, 1964)

Location:

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
4th Street & Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017 US
Organ ID: 53035

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 7 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 27, 2016:

Updated through online information from Sam Cherubin.
Two new identical consoles were installed in both the South Gallery and West Chancel/Altar organs by Goulding & Wood in 2000/2001.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 08, 2014:

New console for the existing organs (Opus 9702A and Opus 9702B). Identified by Phil Lehman, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Two identical 4-manual consoles, enabling both West Chancel and South Gallery organs to be played from either end of the building

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from National Shrine website: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the Basilica website. Originally published November 2018
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Owen Lenzmeier on June 20, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Ceiling and rear gallery: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2014-06-30

Alter and chancel organ gallery: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2014-06-30

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2014-06-30

Dome and rear gallery: Photograph by Benjamin Stalder. Taken on 2017-04-18

Shrine nave to rear: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-07-09

Shrine exterior: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-07-09

Console: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-01-07

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