Washington D.C., National City Christian Church

Foto’s: Wim van der Kooij © 2017

In 1930 bouwde Ernest M. Skinner opus 824. Een nieuw kegelladen-orgel met elektrische tractuur voor de National City Christian Church in Washington dc (Washington). Dit werd in 1976 vervangen door een nieuw orgel van M.P. Möller Company. Hierbij werden 30 stemmen overgenomen uit het Skinner-orgel. Het kreeg opusnummer R-941. In 2008 is het orgel uitgebreid met een aantal digitale stemmen door Walker Technical Company.

Dispositie:

Great Organ (Manual II): C – c4
16′.   Diapason     Digital
8’     Principal     61 pipes
8’     Violone     61 pipes
8’     Flute Harmonique †     61 pipes
8’     Bourdon     61 pipes
4’     Octave     61 pipes
4’     Spitzflöte     61 pipes
2-2/3’     Quint     61 pipes
2’     Octavlein     61 pipes
2’     Waldflöte     61 pipes
1-3/5’     Terz     61 pipes
Mounted Cornet V (c2-c5)     185 pipes
Mixture IV-V     257 pipes
Scharf III-IV c.   currently unavailable
16’     Kontra Trompete     12 pipes
16’     Bombarde     12 pipes
8’     Trompete     61 pipes
8’     Trompette     61 pipes
4’     Klarine     12 pipes
4’     Clairon.    12 pipes
8’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
8’     Trompette en Chamade     GALLERY
Chimes     Digital
Tremulant
Great Unison Off
Gallery Swell on Great 8’
Pedal on Great 8’

Swell Organ (Manual III): C – c4
16’     Bourdon †     12 pipes
8’     Gambe     61 pipes
8’     Gambe Céleste     61 pipes
8’     Flûte á Cheminée †     61 pipes
8’     Flauto Dolce     61 pipes
8’     Flauto Dolce Céleste †     61 pipes
4’     Prestant     61 pipes
4’     Flûte Triangulaire †     61 pipes
2’     Doublette     61 pipes
2’     Flûte Conique     61 pipes
Sesquialtera II     122 pipes
Plein Jeu III-V     215 pipes
Cymbale III     183 pipes
16’     Waldhorn †     12 pipes
8’     Trompette     61 pipes
8’     Waldhorn †     61 pipes
8’     Oboe †     61 pipes
8’     Voix Humaine     61 pipes
4’     Clarion     61 pipes
8’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
8’     Trompette en Chamade     GALLERY
Tremulant
Swell 16’
Swell Unison Off
Swell 4’
All Swells to Swell
Gallery Great on Swell 8’

Choir Organ (Manual I): C – c4
16’     Quintaton     12 pipes
8’     Montre     61 pipes
8’     Concert Flute †     61 pipes
8’     Doppelflöte     61 pipes
8’     Viole Sourdine     61 pipes
8’     Viole Sourdine Céleste (t.c.)     49 pipes
8’     Quintadena     61 pipes
4’     Octave     61 pipes
4’     Flûte Traversière †     61 pipes
2-2/3’     Nazard     61 pipes
2’     Flûte Magique     61 pipes
1-1/3     Larigot     12 pipes
Fourniture III-IV     220 pipes
Jeu de Clochette III     183 pipes
16’     Contre Trompette     12 pipes
8’     Trompette     61 pipes
8’     Howland Tuba     61 pipes
8’     English Horn †     61 pipes
8’     Clarinet     61 pipes
4’     Clairon     12 pipes
8’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
8’     Trompette en Chamade     GALLERY
Harp*
Celesta*
Tremulant
Choir 16’
Choir Unison Off
Choir 4’

Solo Organ (Manual V): C – c4
16’     String Céleste     SWELL / CHOIR
8’     Doppelflöte     CHOIR
8’     String Céleste     SWELL / CHOIR
4’     String Céleste     SWELL / CHOIR
8’     Trompette     CHOIR
8’     English Horn     CHOIR
8’     Clarinet     CHOIR
8’     Waldhorn     SWELL
8’     Rohrschalmei     POSITIV
8’     Howland Tuba     CHOIR
16’     Festival Trumpet     12 notes (from Pedal Posaune)
8’     Festival Trumpet     61 pipes
4’     Festival Trumpet     12 pipes
8’     Trompette en Chamade     GALLERY
Chimes*
English Handbells (Whitechapel)
Handbell Doors Open/Close
Harp*
Celesta*

Gallery Great Organ (Manual II): C – c4
16’     Bourdon     12 pipes
8’     Principal     61 pipes
8’     Gedeckt     61 pipes
8’     Gemshorn     GALLERY SWELL
8’     Gemshorn Céleste     GALLERY SWELL
4’     Octave     12 pipes
4’     Gedeckt     12 pipes
2’     Super Octave     12 pipes
2’     Flute     12 pipes
Cornet V (derived, t.c.)     49 notes
Sesquialtera II (t.c.)     98 pipes
Mixture III-IV     227 pipes
English Handbells (Whitechapel)
Handbell Doors Open/Close
Zimbelstern
Tremulant
Gallery Great Unison Off

Gallery Swell Organ (Manual III): C – c4
8’     Rohrflöte     61 pipes
8’     Gemshorn     61 pipes
8’     Gemshorn Céleste (t.c.)     49 pipes
4’     Spitzprinzipal     61 pipes
4’     Rohrflöte     12 pipes
2’     Spitzoktav     12 pipes
1-1/3’     Larigot     61 pipes
1’     Kleinoktave     12 pipes
16’     Contre Trompette     12 pipes
8’     Trompette     61 pipes
8’     Schalmei     61 pipes
4’     Clairon     12 pipes
8’     Trompette en Chamade     61 pipes
Tremulant
Gallery Swell Unison Off

Positiv Organ (Manual IV): C – c4
16’     Violone     GREAT
8’     Principal     61 pipes
8’     Spitzgedeckt     61 pipes
4’     Principal     61 pipes
4’     Koppelflöte     61 pipes
2-2/3     Nasat     61 pipes
2’     Octave     61 pipes
2’     Flachflöte     61 pipes
1-3/5’     Terzflöte     61 pipes
1-1/3’     Quint     61 pipes
1’     Sifflöte     61 pipes
Zimbel III-IV c.   currently unavailable
16’     Petite Trompette     61 pipes
16’     Dulzian     12 pipes
8’     Petite Trompette     61 pipes
8’     Krummhorn     61 pipes
8’     Rohrschalmei     61 pipes
4’     Petite Clarion     12 pipes
16’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
8’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
4’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
8’     Trompette en Chamade     GALLERY
Zimbelstern     10 bells
Tremulant
Positiv 16’
Positiv Unison Off
Gallery Great on Positiv 8’
Gallery Swell on Positiv 8’

Gallery Pedal Organ: C – g1
16’     Principal     32 pipes
16’     Bourdon     GALLERY GREAT
10-2/3’     Quint     32 notes, borrowed from Bourdon
8’     Octave     12 pipes
8’     Rohrflöte     GALLERY SWELL
4’     Choralbass     12 pipes
4’     Gedeckt     GALLERY GREAT
32’     Trompette Cornet (derived)     32 notes
16’     Contre Trompette     GALLERY SWELL
4’     Clairon     GALLERY SWELL
4’     Schalmei     GALLERY SWELL
Gallery Pedal Unison Off
Gallery Great to Pedal
Gallery Swell to Pedal

Pedal Organ: C – g1
32’     Open Wood*     DIGITAL
32’     Contra Violone*     DIGITAL
32’     Untersatz     12 pipes
32’     Lieblich Gedeckt*     DIGITAL
16’     Kontra Bass †     32 pipes
16’     Principal †     32 pipes
16’     Subbass †     32 pipes
16’     Violone     GREAT
16’     Bourdon     SWELL
16’     Quintaton     CHOIR
10-2/3’     Quint †     32 pipes
8’     Octave     32 pipes
8’     Gedeckt Pommer †     32 pipes
8’     Violone     GREAT
8’     Flûte á Cheminée     SWELL
5-1/3’     Quinte     32 pipes
4’     Choralbass     32 pipes
4’     Nachthorn     32 pipes
4’     Flûte á Cheminée     SWELL
2’     Hohlflöte     32 pipes
Mixture IV     128 pipes
64’     Double Ophicleide*     DIGITAL
32’     Kontra Posaune     12 pipes
32’     Contre Basson*     DIGITAL
16’     Posaune     32 pipes
16’     Bombarde     GREAT
16’     Waldhorn     SWELL
16’     Contre Trompette     CHOIR
16’     Petite Trompette     POSITIV
8’     Posaune     12 pipes
8’     Trompette     GREAT
8’     Trompette     CHOIR
4’     Klarine     12 pipes
4’     Rohrschalmei     POSITIV
4’     Trompette     CHOIR
8’     Festival Trumpet     SOLO
8’     Trompette en Chamade     GALLERY
Chimes*     20 notes
Tremulant
Unison Off
Pedal Divide

Combination Action:
2003 SSOS Multi Level Capture System – 256 levelsGeneral pistons 1-24 (thumb and toe: 1-18 thumbs=left; 19-24 thumbs=right)
Gallery Organ general pistons 1-6 (thumb)
Great divisional pistons 1-12 (thumb)
Swell divisional pistons 1-12 (thumb)
Choir divisional pistons 1-12 (thumb)
Positiv divisional pistons 1-12 (thumb)
Solo divisional pistons 1-12 (thumb)
Pedal divisional pistons 1-10 (1-6 toe=right; 7-10 thumb=left)
Coupler pistons 1-3 (thumb)

Tutti I / Tutti II / Tutti III reversibles (thumb and toe; great right key cheek and right outrigger)

Great to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 4’)
Swell to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 4’)
Choir to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 4’)
Positiv to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 4’)
Solo to Pedal reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 4’)

Swell to Great reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 16’ & 4’)
Choir to Great reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 16’ & 4’)
Positiv to Great reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 16’ & 4’)
Swell to Choir reversible (thumb and toe; cancels 16’ & 4’)

Gallery Great to Pedal reversible (toe)
Gallery Swell to Pedal reversible (toe)
Pedal Divide reversible (toe)
Manual Transfer reversible (toe)

32’ Open Wood reversible (toe; right outrigger)
32’ Kontra Posaune reversible (toe; right outrigger)
Chancel Zimbelstern reversible (toe; right outrigger)
Gallery Zimbelstern reversible (toe; right outrigger)

Couplers:
8’     Great to Pedal
4’     Great to Pedal
8’     Swell to Pedal
4’     Swell to Pedal
8’     Choir to Pedal
4’     Choir to Pedal
8’     Positiv to Pedal
4’     Positiv to Pedal
8’     Solo to Pedal
4’     Solo to Pedal
16’     Swell to Great
8’     Swell to Great
4’     Swell to Great
16’     Choir to Great
8’     Choir to Great
4’     Choir to Great
16’     Positiv to Great
8’     Positiv to Great
8’     Solo to Great
8′     Choir to Swell
8’     Positiv to Swell
8’     Solo to Swell
16’     Swell to Positiv
8’     Swell to Positiv
4’     Swell to Positiv
8’     Choir to Positiv
8’     Solo to Positiv
8’     Great to Choir
16’     Swell to Choir
8’     Swell to Choir
4’     Swell to Choir
8’     Positiv to Choir
8’     Solo to Choir

Miscellaneous Controls:
Swell, Choir, and Gallery Swell expression shoes
Crescendo shoe (1 fixed/3 adjustable crescendo settings)
Next Piston (thumb; right key slip)
Previous Piston (thumb; great right key slip)
Next Piston (toe; right of expression shoes)
Previous Piston (toe; left of expression shoes)
Piston Sequencer
(Piston, Auto Step, List in Use, Step Up, Step Down, Insert Step, Delete Step, Piston Up, and
Piston Down thumb pistons)
Transposer (7 half-steps up and 7 half-steps down)
Manual Transfer
(Man. II and pistons move to Manual I; Man. I and pistons move to Man. IV; Man. IV and
pistons move to Man. I)
Cancel piston
Set piston
Chancel organ playable at 2-manual gallery console via blind pistons
MIDI record/playback compatible