The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Matthew Episcopal Church
123 L St. NE
Auburn, Washington 98002

OHS Database ID 9307.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 364, 2008-07-15.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 4, 2015.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 10 registers. 10 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The original builder was Hook & Hastings (c. 1871, Opus591). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 2003. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • In new building. The instrument's restoration included rebuilding and renovation of the windchests and wind system, including reconstruction of the reservoir, or bellows. The original pipework was restored, slightly repitched to A=440. The missing short-compass Swell Oboe was replaced by a restored set from a Johnson & Son instrument of 1884 built originally for St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. The chestnut and walnut casework was repaired and refinished with the fa?ade pipes' receiving a new coat of paint. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • On-line update from James R. Stettner -- 3-sectional facade containing 15 pipes arranged: 3-9-3.This was a stock design organ from the E. & G.G. Hook brochure. It was size No. 6 and usually cost $1,500.00. (Database Manager. June 25, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- ORIGINALLY BUILT BY E. & G.G. HOOK & HASTINGS, OPUS 591 (1871) (Database Manager. May 10, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Sean Haley. -- The small parish has often struggled with finances and has been unable to keep an organist or musician on staff. In recent years the Parish diversified to include a Spanish speaking service and branching beyond traditional worship styles. As a result the organ does not get much use. (Database Manager. July 4, 2015)

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  • Meers, Roger. "St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Auburn," 2008 Organ Atlas: Seattle (pp. 80-81). [Stoplists]

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Facade. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Keydesk. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Nameplate. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Swell pipework. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Left stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15
Right stop jamb. Photograph by Jim Cook 2008-07-15

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  • Taken from convention program
    St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
    Auburn, Washington
    E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings, Opus 591, 1871
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Stopped Diapason Bass
    8' Dulciana
    4' Octave
    2' Fifteenth
    8' Keraulophon
    8' Stopped Diapason Treble
    8' Stopped Diapason Bass
    4' Harmonic Flute
    8' Oboe
    16' Bourdon
    Swell to Great
    Great to Pedale
    Swell to Pedale
    [Received from Connor Annable 2011-06-10.]
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