Opus 80: St. John’s Lutheran | Sacramento CA|2008

Opus 80

Stop List

St. John’s Lutheran

Great Organ

Principal 16
Principal 8
Rohrflute 8
Flute harmonique 8
Viola Pomposa 8
Octave 4
Spitzflute 4
Quinte 2 2/3
Octave 2
Fourniture IV-VI
Cymbal III-IV
Trompete 8

Swell Organ (Enclosed)

Violin Diapason 8
Gedeckt 8
Viole de Gambe 8
Voix Celeste 8
Principal 4
Flute ouverte 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Zauberflute 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Plein Jeu IV-V
Contre Oboe 16
Oboe 8
Trompette 8
Clarion 4


Viola Pomposa 8
Viola celeste 8
Gedeckt Pommer 8
Spitz Principal 4
Koppelflute 4
Principal 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Nachthorn 1
Scharf III-IV
Sesquialtera II
Cromorne 8
Trompete 8

Pedal Organ

Contrebasse 32
Contrebourdon 32
Open Diapason 16
Principal 16
Bourdon 16
Quinte 10 2/3
Octave 8
Gedeckt 8
Choral Bass 4
Singendgedeckt 4
Octava 2
Flute 2
Mixture IV
Cornet 32
Bombarde 16
Contre Oboe 16
Trumpet 8
Clarion 4


Great to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 8
Choir Positiv to Pedal 8
Swell to Great 16
Swell to Great 8
Choir Positiv to Great 16
Choir Positiv to Great 8
Swell to Choir 16
Swell to Choir 8
Great to Great 16
Great 8 Unison
Swell to Swell 16
Swell 8 Unison
Swell to Swell 4
Choir Positiv to Choir Positiv 16
Choir Positiv 8 Unison
Choir Positiv to Choir Positiv 4
Positiv on Great
Positiv on Swell

Additional Notes on this Project

Because St. John’s had committed to a total renovation of the nave and choir loft, we had some flexibility for designing a new organ. However, the available spaces on either side of a large central rear window were not large. A thorough and careful evaluation of the space and clever design work resulted in good accessibility of the organ for tuning and service work.

The new organ is a remarkable feat of design and engineering. The large, wooden pipes that had been located in the stairwell were reconfigured and placed in the corners of the gallery. In addition to the Open Diapason 16′ of wood, there was a very lovely sounding metal Principal 16′ from the Murray Harris that had been compromised in various ways to make the largest pipe fit an awkward space. These pipes, along with some string basses and other miscellaneous ones, were sent to A.R. Schopp’s Sons in Alliance, Ohio, for a total refurbishing. Many of the string pipe basses had been awkwardly mitered. We had Schopp make them into Haskell basses. New feet were put on some of the Principal pipes, and others were repaired and reconstituted. AU were refinished. The largest 18 of the pipes were placed where height was available, in the new center facades, facing the choir risers.

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