Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Episcopal
Washington, DC US
Organ ID: 8057
Per https://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=46623&i=750266&p=26&ver=html5 , this organ is still regularly used but no longer in good attention. The church is seeking funding to renovate the organ.
Updated by Mark Dirksen, who has heard or played the organ. Mark Dirksen also listed this individual as a source of information: Wayne Dirksen, Paul Callaway. In addition Mark Dirksen gave this as a source of information: I was present for the rebuild and worked on it personally..
This 1973 rebuild was performed by a freelance consortium of ex-Aeolian-Skinner craftsmen headed by Joseph Whiteford, then in retirement. Roy Perry did the tonal finishing in 1974-75.
Updated by Sam Cherubin, listing this website as a source of information: http://www.thediapason.com/sites/thediapason.com/files/webDiap0509p26-33.pdf.
The Great 16' & 8' Posthorn were added by R.A Daffer & Son in 1990.
The Great, all Swell divisions, and partial pedal are on Direct-Electric action.
The Choir, Solo, Positiv, Brustwerk & Pedal divisions are on Electro-pneumatic action.
The 64' Bombarde is built down to low A-flat. They are heavily mitered and half length. They were disconnected due to their poor design and ability to hold tuning. They are now digital & the original pipes are still in the organ.
The solo Flauto Mirabilis is two ranks, playing at unison pitch.
The Pedal 32' Bombarde is full length & wood laid horizontally in the South Triforium.
The Great VI-X Terzzymbel was originally designed to play alongside the Trompette en Chamade, but got later moved to the Great.
The great 16-8-4' reed chorus was built by M.P Moller & voiced by Zajic.
The original builder was E. M. Skinner & Son (1937, Opus 510).
Modifications to existing Skinner & Son/Aeolian-Skinner organ.
Some chests changed to direct electric action.
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