The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa

Smith Memorial Chapel

OHS Database ID 21430.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 15, 2012.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 54 stops. 43 registers. 51 ranks. 2809 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- State Trumpet installed c.1999 by area Reuter rep Larry Krusie with pipes supplied by Reuter. (Database Manager. August 15, 2012)

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Console and facade pipes. Reuter Organ Co. promotional photo, courtesy of Max Mayse (1967)

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
         Indianola, Iowa
         Simpson College
         Smith Memorial Chapel
         Reuter   Op. 1598   1967   3/51
         Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co.
         GREAT                           SWELL
     16' Sub Principal    61 a       16' Lieblichflöte    61
      8' Principal        61          8' Rohrflöte        61
      8' Spitzprincipal   12 a        8' Salicional       61
      8' Bourdon          61          8' Celeste          54
      4' Octave           61          4' Spitzprincipal   61
      4' Spitzprincipal   12 a        4' Hohlflöte        61
      4' Spillflöte       61      2 2/3' Nasard           61
      2' Fifteenth        61          2' Blockflöte       61
     IV  Mixture         244      1 3/5' Tierce           61
      8' Trumpet          61        III  Scharf          183
         Sub                         16' Fagotto          61
         Unison Off                   8' Trompette        61
         Super                        8' Oboe             61
                                      4' Fagotto Clarion  12
         PEDAL                           Tremolo
     32' Acoustic Bourdon --             Sub
     16' Principal        32             Unison Off
     16' Subbass          32             Super
     16' Sub Principal    GT
     16' Lieblichflöte    SW             POSITIV (unenclosed)
      8' Octave           32          8' Nasonflöte       61
      8' Gedeckt          32          8' Gemshorn         61 b
      8' Spitzprincipal   GT          8' Gemshorn Celeste 54 b
      8' Lieblichflöte    SW          4' Principal        61
      4' Choral Bass      32          4' Koppelflöte      61
      4' Spitzprincipal   GT          2' Principal        61
      4' Koppelflöte      32      1 1/3' Larigot          61
      2' Waldflöte        32          1' Sifflöte         61
    III  Mixture          96         II  Sesquialtera    122
     16' Bombarde         32         II  Zimbel          122
     16' Fagotto          SW          8' Krummhorn        61
      8' Bombarde         12             Tremolo
      8' Fagotto          SW             Sub
      4' Hautbois         32             Unison Off
      a  not affected by couplers
      b  enclosed with Swell
           [Received from Jeff Scofield August 10, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.