The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St James R.C. Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104

OHS Database ID 5429.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 39, 1982-06-24.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 27, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 40 stops. 50 registers. 46 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

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

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Adjustable combination pistons. Concave radiating pedalboard (not AGO standard dimensions). 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.


  • Status Note: There 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James Savage. (Database Manager. March 31, 2007)
  • Tonal modifications by Bosman in 195: Three stops added to enclosed portion of the Great = Twelfth, Mixture III and Clarion. Console modified with solid-state memory by Marceau in 1996. (James Cook. May 28, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Joseph Adam. (Database Manager. September 27, 2012)

Online Documents

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  • Kraus, Clint. "St. James Cathedral, Seattle: Music at St. James 1907-1935," 2008 Organ Atlas: Seattle (pp. 32-37). [Photographs, stoplist]

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Church exterior. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-18
Church exterior. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-18
Organ. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-18
Organ case in rear gallery. Photograph by Shane Morris Wise 2006-03-23
Chancel and Facade. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin 1910-06-01
Organ in rear gallery after dome collapse on February 2,1916, February, 1916.. Archival photograph, Museum of History & Industry Collection, ; All Rights Reserved

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  • From 2008 convention program
    St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
    West Gallery Organ
    1907 Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. Opus 1623
    (Unenclosed Section:)
    16' Diapason
    8' Diapason I
    8' Diapason II
    4' Octave
    2' Fifteenth
    (Enclosed Section:)
    8' Doppel Floete
    8' Gross Floete
    8' Gamba
    8' Dulciana
    4' Harmonic Flute
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    4' Clarion
    16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Unda Maris
    8' Stopped Diapason
    8' Quintadena
    4' Octave
    4' Flauto Traverso
    2 2/3' Nazard
    2' Flautino
    V Dolce Cornet
    16' Contra Fagotto
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clarion
    16' Dulciana
    8' Diapason
    8' Gamba
    8' Viola
    8' Vox Celestis
    8' Concert Flute
    4' Flute d'Amour
    2' Piccolo
    8' Clarinet
    Solo (Unenclosed):
    8' Stentorphone
    8' Philomela
    4' Flute Harmonique
    8' Tuba Mirabilis
    Echo (Prepared for):
    16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Unda Maris
    8' Concert Flute
    4' Octave
    4' Flute
    8' Trumpet
    8' Vox Humana
    16' Pedal Diapason
    16' Pedal Bourdon
    32' Bourdon
    16' Diapason
    16' Violone
    16' Bourdon
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw.)
    16' Dulciana (Ch.)
    10 2/3' Quint
    8' Flute
    8' Violoncello
    16' Trombone
    64' Bombarde
    32' Bombarde
    16' Bombarde
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-08-24.]
  • Click Here From 2008 convention program Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.