The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Trinity United Methodist Church
1548 8th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50314-2895

OHS Database ID 3319.

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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 January 26, 2011.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 17 stops. 18 registers. 17 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Concave radiating pedalboard.


  • Updated through online information from John Panning. -- The organ has tracker action to slider windchests, which have a pneumatic action built into the pallet box to operate the pallets. (Database Manager. January 26, 2011)

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  • Stoplist recorded from the console
    GREAT (61 notes)
    Open Diapason 8'
    Melodia 8'
    Viola d'Gamba 8'
    Dulciana 8'
    Principal 4'
    Flute d'Amour 4'
    Swell to Great
    Swell Oct. to Great
    SWELL (61 notes, enclosed)
    Bourdon Bass 16'
    Bourdon Treble 16'
    Violin Diapason 8'
    Stopped Diapason 8'
    Salicional 8'
    Aeoline 8'
    Voix Celeste 8' [also draws Aeoline]
    Flute Harmonic 4'
    Flageolet 2'
    Oboe 8' [labial; Hinners flat-front form]
    PEDAL (30 notes)
    Sub Bass 16'
    Bourdon 16'
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    [Received from John Panning 2011-01-26.]
  • Click Here Stoplist recorded from the console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.