The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Music Building

OHS Database ID 23743.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 4, 2017.
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Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 2 divisions. 16 stops. 7 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Stop keys above top manual. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Identified through online information from Mark Dennis. (Database Manager. May 18, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Sarah Johnson. (Database Manager. October 20, 2014)
  • Updated by William M. Worden, listing this website as a source of information: Offered for sale at auction on the website listed. (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)
  • Updated by William M. Worden, who gave this as the source of the information: Observation from the database.

    The photos shown with this organ do not appear to be of this organ. For example, the photo showing the stop tabs on the console gives a stoplist that does not match the much larger stoplist given on the linked page from the college website and the photo taken from the side of the console in a corner with cement block walls does not match the photo of the organ on the college website. Could these photos be of the practice organ built by Holtkamp for the same institution? I admit the dates don't seem to match, since the practice organ is shown to have been moved to a residence in 2010 and the photos are dated 2012. (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)
  • Updated by David Ruler, who has heard or played the organ.
    Organ is up for Auction on 5.1.17 and buyer to remove no later than August 1, 2017 Additional photos are found in the auction link above: (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)
  • Updated by Mark Dennis, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. May 4, 2017)

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Console and Pipework. Photograph by David H. Fox 2012-10-25
Stopkeys and Manuals. Photograph by David H. Fox 2012-10-25
Dedication plaque in the lobby outside of the Esber recital hall.. Photograph by Mark Dennis 2017-04-04

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  • Original document from Mark Dennis.. Source:
    Great - 15 ranks
     Quintadena 16’			61 pipes
     Principal 8’			61 pipes
     Gedackt 8’ (metal)		61 pipes
     Octave 4’				61 pipes
     Spitzflöte 4’			61 pipes
     Doublette 2’			61 pipes	
     Mixture IV			   244 pipes
     Scharf III			   183 pipes
     Dulzian 16’			61 pipes
     Trumpet 8’				61 pipes
     Pos. to Gt 16’
     Pos. to Gt
     Positiv - 12 ranks
     Copula 8’				61 pipes
     Principal 4’			61 pipes
     Rohrflöte 4’			61 pipes
     Octave 2’				61 pipes
     Blockflöte 2’			61 pipes
     Sesquialtera 2 2/3’   122 pipes
     Quinta 1 1/3’			61 pipes
     Fourniture III		   183 pipes
     Cromorne 8’			61 pipes
     Pedal - 11 ranks
     Principal 16’			32 pipes
     Sub Bass 16’			32 pipes
     Quintadena 16’ (Gt.)	--
     Octave 8’				32 pipes
     Gedackt 8’ (wood)		32 pipes
     Choral Bass 4’			32 pipes
     Mixture IV			   128 pipes
     Fagott 16’				32 pipes
     Dulzian 16’ (Gt.)		--
     Schalmey 4’			32 pipes
     Gt. to Ped.
     Pos. to Ped.
     28 stops; 37 ranks
     The organ is unenclosed
     Compass: Manuals – 61 notes; Pedal – 32 notes (AGO standard pedalboard)
     Key action: electromagnetic Combination system: solid state with 99 levels of memory
     (added in 2005 by the S.D.G. Organ Co., Millersville, PA) 10 general pistons (thumb and toe)
     4 pistons each for the Great (thumb), Positiv (thumb), 
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