The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Calvary Methodist Church
Washington, District of Columbia

OHS Database ID 41708.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 30, 2009.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 26 stops. 35 registers. 30 ranks. 1960 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. 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.


  • Designed by G. Donald Harrison in consultation with Thomas Potter. 2 ranks added by Aeolian-Skinner in 1957. Moved to Thomas Thomas residence, West Palm Beach, FL c. 1997. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Thomas R. Thomas. -- organ was sold to St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church , Wichita, Kansas May 21, 2003 for installation there. (Database Manager. March 6, 2007)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Enlarged in 1957, #1015-A (two ranks); Sold to Marvin Memorial United Methodist, Wheaton, Maryland in 1997 for rebuilding and installation by Lewis & Hitchcock. (Database Manager. May 14, 2007)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Washington, District of Columbia
    Calvary Methodist Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1015   1940   3 manuals, 26 stops, 30 ranks
               GREAT ORGAN                               SWELL ORGAN
           16' Quintade            61                16' Rohrflöte           73
            8' Diapason            61                 8' Rohrflöte           12
            8' Bourdon             61                 8' Viole de Gambe      73
            8' Spitzflöte          61                 8' Viole Celeste       73
            4' Octave              61                 8' Flute Celeste II   134
           II  Grave Mixture      122                 4' Gemshorn            73
               Chimes                                 2' Piccolo             --
                                                    III  Plein Jeu          183
               CHOIR ORGAN                            8' Trumpet             73
            8' Viola               73                 8' Hautbois            73
            8' Nason Flute         73                    Tremolo
            8' Dulciana            73
            8' Unda Maris (TC)     61                    PEDAL ORGAN
            4' Cor de Nuit         73                32' Contre Bourdon       5
        2 2/3' Nazard              61                16' Contre Basse (wood) 32
            2' Blockflöte          61                16' Bourdon             32
        1 3/5' Tierce              61                16' Quintade            GT
            8' Clarinet            73                16' Echo Lieblich       SW
               Tremolo                                8' Spitz Principal     32
                                                      8' Quintade            GT
                                                      8' Still Gedeckt       SW
                                                      4' Principal           12
                                                     16' Posaune             12 SW
                                                         Chimes              GT
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-12]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.