Opus 2 - St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Shoreline, WA 2020

Our Opus 2, of 16 stops and 18 ranks, was commissioned in late 2018 by St. Dunstan's to replace a failing second-hand pipe organ installed by church members into what was originally intended to be the church hall. After a thorough process, the church’s organ committee elected to commission a fine electric action organ to complement the rich collection of mechanical action instruments in the greater Seattle area.

The Great and Pedal divisions are housed in a freestanding case of quartersawn red oak, placed front and center in the church. The Swell division is housed behind the upper case, in the former attic above the sacristy. Variable pipe scaling for the two choruses was employed to meet the acoustical demands of the relatively small room. Each pipe is voiced to produce beautiful, unforced tone, both in solo and ensemble registrations. All new principals and flutes are of 94% lead, save the Swell Principal of spotted metal. The Stopped Diapason is a generously-scaled wooden stop. The facade pipes, as well as interior 8' basses and strings are of 50% polished spotted metal. Pipework was supplied by Russell & Company, Shires Organ Pipes, and Organ Supply Industries. Jonathan Ortloff voiced all flue pipes; reeds were voiced by Christopher Broome. The Great and Pedal speak on 3" wind pressure; the Swell flues speak on 3.5" pressure, and the reeds 5".

Shop construction began in early 2019, and the organ was delivered and installed in August, 2020. Tonal finishing was completed in October, with assistance from voicer Duane Prill.

 Great

16 Bourdon (Pedal/Swell)
8 Diapason
8 Harmonic Flute
8 Stopped Diapason (Swell)
4 Octave
2 2/3 Twelfth
2 Fifteenth
16 Fagotto (Swell)
8 Trumpet (Swell)

Tremolo


Great 16
Great Off
Great 4
Swell to Great 16
Swell to Great
Swell to Great 4

Swell

16 Bourdon (Extension, tenor C)
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Viola 
8 Celeste (GG)
4 Principal
4 Spindle Flute
2 Flautino
III Mixture
8 Trumpet
8 Oboe

Tremolo

Swell 16
Swell Off
Swell 4

 

 

Pedal

16 Bourdon
8 Diapason
8 Bourdon (Extension)
8 Stopped Diapason (Swell)
4 Octave (Extension)
16 Fagotto (Swell)
8 Trumpet (Swell)


Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal 4
Swell to Pedal 4 

 

 

  

 

 GreatSwell