The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Mary's Hospital
Rochester, Minnesota

School of Nursing, Chapel

OHS Database ID 24693.

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 May 11, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 13 stops. 19 registers. 14 ranks. 945 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:
    Extant; unaltered. (Database Manager. November 16, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- In 1981, the organ was moved to the chapel in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St Francis in Rochester and rebuild by Lurth. It has since been replaced with an electronic instrument and parts moved to a location in Texas. (Database Manager. November 1, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- Basically, the A-S Chapel organ is still installed in the chapel in its original form and stoplist. We did repairs to its console in 1983-1984 and it was in fine condition and frequently played. It is a 2 manual of 14 ranks from the 1930s. The chapel is wonderful and the organ sounds fine. --Charles Hendrickson, 9/1/09 (Database Manager. May 11, 2012)

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Rochester, Minnesota
    St. Mary's Hospital - School of Nursing Chapel
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 894   1932
    2 manuals, 19 registers, 13 stops, 14 ranks
                   GREAT ORGAN
                8' Open Diapason       61
                8' Rohr Flute          SW
                8' Salicional          SW
                4' Octave              61
                4' Flute Triangulaire  SW
               II  Grave Mixture      122
                   SWELL ORGAN
               16' Gedeckt             73
                8' Open Diapason       73
                8' Rohr Flute          73
                8' Salicional          73
                8' Voix Celeste        73
                4' Flute Triangulaire  73
                8' Cornopean           73
                8' Oboe                73
                8' Vox Humana          73
                   PEDAL ORGAN
               16' Bourdon             32
               16' Gedeckt             SW
                8' Flute               12
                8' Gedeckt             SW
                   Chimes              GT
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-09]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.