A Grand Instrument
The Great Organ of Washington National Cathedral was built by the Ernest M. Skinner & Son Organ Company and installed in 1938. The instrument consists of 189 ranks and 10,647 pipes.
Installed during the Cathedrals construction, the Great Organ has been revised and enlarged over the years to accommodate the changing needs of the Cathedral.
Two renowned organ builders have been chosen to build new instruments for the Cathedral.