Létourneau Organ

Létourneau Organ at Augustana Lutheran Church
The building that houses Augustana Lutheran Church was built ca. 1916 for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The Lutherans purchased the church with its original tubular-pneumatic M. P. Möller organ in 1939. In 1970 Lewis & Hitchcock installed new Great and Positiv divisions over the reredos and collected various ranks to form a Swell division behind the original organ case. In the next decade the stoplist was modestly expanded while the tonal orientation was shifted away from its neo-baroque aesthetic.

In 1999 a new two-manual mechanical-action organ of 35 stops and 42 ranks was built by Orgues-Létourneau Limitée of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. It incorporated several ranks from the previous organs, re-regulating them to fit the new tonal environment. The design of this instrument allows the faithful rendition of both classic and symphonic repertoire, and provides a variety of colors for accompaniment at all dynamic levels.

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Augustana Lutheran Church
2100 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-5315 (phone)
(202) 234-5312 (voicemail)
(202) 234-5724 (fax)
Website: http://augustanadc.org/
Email (General): office@augustanadc.org
Email (Pastor): pastor@augustanadc.org