The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Congregation Emanu-El / University of Wisconsin, Zelazo Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Zelazo Center

OHS Database ID 22691.

Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 20, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 37 stops. 46 registers. 39 ranks. 2565 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Built in Westfield; dedication recital by Arthur H. Arneckt, November 4, 1923; extant. (Database Manager. January 8, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Larry Wheelock. -- This congregation relocated to the suburbs and sold the building to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The building was remodeled and now serves as the Zelazo Center of the Peck School of the Arts. The former sanctuary was remodeled into a theatre and the organ broken up for parts. (Database Manager. November 20, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- Built in 1922 for the Congregation Emanu-El. The congregation relocated to the suburbs and sold the building to the University of Wisconsin. The building was remodeled and turned into a theater, and the organ was dispersed for parts. (Database Manager. July 20, 2011)

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  • From The Diapason, November 1923
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Temple Emanu-El
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 394   1922         4 manuals, 37 stops, 39 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon              17 PED          16' Bourdon              73
          8' First Diapason       61               8' Diapason             73
          8' Second Diapason      61               8' Gedeckt              73
          8' Claribel Flute       61               8' Salicional           73
          8' Erzähler             61               8' Voix Celeste         73
          4' Octave               61               8' Aeoline              73
          4' Harmonic Flute       61               4' Flute                73
      2 2/3' Twelfth              61               2' Flautino             61
          2' Fifteenth            61             III  Solo Mixture        183
          8' Tromba               61               8' Cornopean            73
                                                   8' Flugel Horn          73
             CHOIR ORGAN                           4' Clarion              73
         16' Gamba                73                  Tremolo
          8' Diapason             73
          8' Concert Flute        73                  PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Flute Celeste (TC)   61              32' Diapason (resultant) --
          8' Dulciana             73              16' Diapason             32
          4' Flute                73              16' Bourdon              32
          8' Clarinet             73              16' Gamba                CH
             Tremolo                              16' Echo Lieblich        SW
                                                   8' Octave               12
             SOLO & ECHO ORGANS                    8' Gedeckt              12
          8' Cello                73               8' Cello                SO
          8' Gamba [Celeste]      73               8' Still Gedeckt        SW
          8' Tuba Mirabilis       73              16' Trombone             32
          8' French Horn          73               8' Tromba               12
          8' Orchestral Oboe      73
          8' Vox Humana           73
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-08-08]
  • Click Here From The Diapason, November 1923 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.