The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Centenary College
Shreveport, Louisiana

Brown Memorial Chapel

OHS Database ID 35554.

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 March 2, 2010.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 49 ranks.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • 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:
    Revoicing work on Aeolian-Skinner opus 1297 (1954), enlarged by Schantz in 1971. (Database Manager. June 23, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Robert Holland. -- This organ was originally a 3 manual Aeolian Skinner of about 30 ranks, and in the early 70s was rebuilt and enlarged to 49 ranks by Schantz. The organ had a new console installed by Dan Garland in the Spring of 2009, and at the time I was playing it, all the stops had not been completely wired, therefore some ranks were not working. I believe at this time, the new console has been completely wired and all stops are working. The organ speaks well in the chapel which has very nice accoustics. There is a very commanding Trompette en Chamade mounted between the two Great chests in the chancel. At some point a 16' Gemshorn replaced a 16' Quintaton in the Great/Pedal divisions. The organ has a very nice sound, though there were some tuning problems partially due to the fact that the temperature in the chapel seemed to be very warm at the time, along with the fact that the organ was being worked on. I'm sure at this point it has been completely tuned and all the ranks are working. (Database Manager. March 2, 2010)

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Chapel exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Chapel chancel and exposed pipes and chamber. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Chapel chancel and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Chapel Interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03
Chapel Interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-11-03

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