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Opus 141

St. Paul’s Chapel, Rikkyo University

Niiza, Japan

Ranks: 31
Independent Voices: 24
Pipes: 1786
Created: 2014

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Rikkyo University was founded in 1874 by American missionary Bishop Channing Moore Williams. In 1896 he founded a secondary school now known as “Rikkyo Niiza High School”. Rikkyo University maintains close ties with the Episcopal Church, the Church of England, and the worldwide Anglican Communion. St. Paul’s Chapel on the Niiza campus was designed by Czech architect Antonin Raymond, who was strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright in the use of concrete for the structure and interior design of buildings. The Chapel, constructed in 1963, is open to secular events and concerts in addition to worship services.

Opus 141, in a newly-built balcony above the main entrance of the chapel, is a two manual and pedal instrument of 24 stops and 1,786 pipes. With a tonal design based on French antecedents from the 18th through 20th centuries, the organ authentically plays a wide range of French organ music from François Couperin to César Franck and Louis Vierne. Its versatile specification also allows it to excel at leading hymn singing and accompanying choral repertoire in the daily services held at St. Paul’s Chapel.

Opus 141

Grand Orgue
Bourdon 16′
Montre 8′
Flûte à fuseau 8′
Flûte harmonique 8′
Prestant 4′
Flûte ouverte 4′
Doublette 2′
Fourniture IV-V
Trompette 8′

Récit, enclosed
Viole de gambe 8′
Voix céleste 8′
Bourdon 8′
Dulciane 4′
Flûte octaviante 4′
Nasard 2 2/3′
Octavin 2′
Tierce 1 3/5′
Plein jeu IV
Basson 16′
Trompette 8′
Hautbois 8′

Resultant 32′    from Bourdon 16′
Contrebasse 16′
Bourdon 16′ CC-G 0 G.O.
Octave 8′
Bourdon 8′     Ext. 16′
Octave 4′     Ext. 8′
Bombarde 16′
Trompette 8′     Ext. 16′


Récit/Grand Orgue
Grand Orgue/Pédale
Récit/Pédale 4'
Vent flexible


Balanced Récit Pedal

Key Action: Direct mechanical (tracker), except for the largest pipes of the organ.
Stop Action: Solenoids, electronically controlled.
Combination Action: By Solid State Organ Systems, 256 levels of memory
Keydesk: Attached to main case, two manuals and pedal; manuals 61 keys CC – c 4 , naturals of bone, sharps of ebony; Fisk pedalboard 32 keys CC – g 1 .
Front Pipes: Front pipes of polished hammered spotted metal.