Pipe Organ Database

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George Bozeman Jr., & Co., Organbuilders (Opus 36, 1986)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1487, 1891)

Location:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Capitol Hill
313 2nd St. NE
Washington, DC 20002 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 8037

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 29 ranks. 1,589 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 26 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.
Gallery:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.
David Storey on August 14, 2021:

The organ is in good working order, nicely tuned, used almost everyday. It's a beautiful instrument well cared for and much loved by the parish.

We received the most recent update for this note from David Storey on August 14, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hook & Hastings (1891, Opus1487).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2001.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restoration. Manual keys recovered in ivory if necessary. Pedal keys resurfaced with rock maple naturals and walnut sharps capped with ebony. Windchests cleaned and repaired. Pallets and pneumatics releathered as necessary. Bellows recovered (feeders not releathered, but left in place).

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.
Organ Stoplist: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist with notes
Document created on 2021-08-14
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2010-11-17

Keydesk: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2020-05-05

Organ case and keydesk: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2020-05-05

Right stop jamb: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2020-05-05

Left stop jamb: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2020-05-05

Pneumatic key action assists in Great chest: Photograph by David Storey. Taken on 2020-05-05

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