The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Perkins Chapel

OHS Database ID 34766.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 21, 2008.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 29 stops. 33 registers. 34 ranks. 2039 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:
    Dedication recital played by Dora Poteet Barclay on May 11, 1951; altered 1964, rebuilt 1997. (Database Manager. May 21, 2008)

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  • Haworth, Pati. "A Legacy of Love: Four Generations of Organ Philanthropy," The American Organist (Vol. 46, No. 7 [July 2012]). [Cover Feature]

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Dallas, Texas
    Southern Methodist University - Perkins Chapel
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1167   1948   3 manuals, 29 stops, 34 ranks
                 GREAT ORGAN                           SWELL ORGAN
             16' Quintaten          61              8' Geigen Diapason    68
              8' Diapason           61              8' Stopped Diapason   68
              8' Bourdon            61              8' Viole de Gambe     68
              4' Octave             61              8' Viole Celeste      68
          2 2/3' Twelfth            61              4' Octave Geigen      68
              2' Fifteenth          61              4' Flute Octaviante   68
                 Fourniture IV     244                 Plein Jeu III     183
                                                   16' Fagotto            68
                 CHOIR ORGAN                        8' Trompette          68
              8' Cor de Nuit        68              4' Oboe Clarion       68
              8' Dulciana           68                 Tremolo
              8' Unda Maris (TC)    56
              4' Koppelflöte        68                 PEDAL ORGAN
          2 2/3' Nazard             61             16' Contre Basse       32
              2' Blockflöte         61             16' Bourdon            32
              8' Clarinet           68             16' Quintaten          GT
                 Tremolo                            8' Octave             32
                                                    8' Bourdon            12
                                                    8' Quintaten          GT
                                                    4' Choralbass         32
                                                   16' Bombarde           32
                                                    8' Bombarde           12
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2014-10-16]
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