The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Northwestern State University
175 Sam Sibley Dr.
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

OHS Database ID 21891.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 22, 2013.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 35 stops. 29 registers. 39 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center 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.


  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from Robert Holland. (Database Manager. October 20, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. October 24, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Robert Holland. -- This organ is located in the recital hall adjacent to the music buiding at Northwestern State University. When I was a student at the university, this organ nor the recital hall were there. The organ is centrally located on the stage with the 16' Pedal Princial and 16' Quintaten exposed above the rear of the stage. I have not played the organ but have heard it and it is still used for recital purposed and vocal accompaniment. (Database Manager. March 22, 2013)

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Console and Facade. Reuter Organ Co. promotional photo, courtesy of Max Mayse (1983)

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  • Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co.
         Natchitoches, Louisiana
         Northwestern State University
         Reuter   Op. 2049   1983   3/39
         GREAT                   SWELL
     16' Quintaton            8' Rohrflote
      8' Principal            8' Viole de Gambe
      8' Holzgedackt          8' Viole Celeste
      4' Octave               4' Principal
      2' Super Octave         4' Hohlflote
     IV  Mixture          2 2/3' Nasat
         Sub                  2' Blockflote
         Unison Off       1 3/5' Terz
         Super               IV  Plein Jeu
                             16' Basson
         PEDAL                8' Trompette
     16' Principal            8' Basson      12
     16' Quintaton  GT           Tremulant
      8' Octave                  Sub
      8' Pommer                  Unison Off
      4' Choralbass 12           Super
    III  Mixture
     16' Posaune                 CHOIR
     16' Basson     SW        8' Bourdon
      8' Basson     SW        8' Gemshorn
      4' Basson     SW        4' Koppelflote
                              2' Principal
                          1 1/3' Quinte
                            III  Scharf
                              8' Krummhorn
                                 Unison Off
      [Received Jeff Scofield October 22, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.