The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Coliseum
Columbus, Ohio

OHS Database ID 39036.


Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 17, 2016.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 53 stops. 96 registers. 53 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Identified through information posted to OHS Members list by Will Scarboro February 7, 2009: -- I got an e-mail through my municipal organ website from an individual who informed me that the 1919 Möller organ of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Evansville, Indiana is extant. This organ was originally built for the Coliseum that was built for the Methodist Centenary at the state fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio (opus 2626 4 manuals 98 stops). The Methodists, according to the contract, had the option of purchasing the organ after the celebrations concluded, but did not opt to do so; so the organ ended up in Evansville. Möller rebuilt the organ in 1932 adding a roll player (opus 6059). (James Cook. February 7, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- Article in the Columbus, Indiana Republic on 9/1/2013 states the organ is being removed to storage, with hopes that it can be installed in the University Neu Chapel at a future date. (Database Manager. September 3, 2013)

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason March 1919
    IV/53	3684 pipes
    
    GREAT (Manual 2, 10” wind pressure)
     1	16'	Open Diapason 		 49	leathered, 13-24 wood, 1-12 missing
     2	16'	Bourdon			 61	wood
     3	 8'	1st. Open Diapason	 12	from # 1
     4	 8'	2nd. Open Diapason	 61	1-12 wood
     5	 8'	Geigen Principal	 61	1-12 wood
     6	 8'	Gross Flute		 61	wood
     7	 8'	Gamba 		     	 61	1-12 wood
     8	 8'	Clarabella	     	 61	wood
     9	 8'	Flute Celeste	     	 49	tenor C)    wood
    10	 8'	Gedeckt		     	 12	from #2
    11	 8'	Gemshorn	     	 61	changed 1932, was Doppel Flute
    12	 4'	Octave	  	   	 12	from #4
    13	 4'	Harmonic Flute	     	 61	
    14	 4'	Flute d’Amour	     	 12	from #6 
    15	 4'	Gemshorn	     	 12	from #11
    16	 2'	Harmonic Piccolo     	 12	from#13
    17	 2 2/3'	Mixture III     	 73	(1rk, 2-2/3)    from #7and #17
    18	16'	Trumpet 16’		 49	1-12 missing
    19	 8'	Trumpet	    	 	 12	from #18
    20	16'	Tuba Profunda 		 --	from Solo #65
    21	 8'	Harmonic Tuba		 --	from Solo #66
    22	 4'	Clarion			 --	from Solo #67
    
    
    ECHO (Manual 2, 10” wind pressure)
    23	 8'	Open Diapason 		 61	1-12 wood
    24	 8'	Gross Flute		 61	wood
    25	 8'	Gamba			 61	1-12 wood
    26	 8'	Gamba Celeste		 49    (tenor c)
    27	 8'	Melodia 		 61	wood
    28	 8'	Gemshorn		 61	1-12 wood
    29	 4'	Octave			 12	from #23
    30	 4'	Gambette		 12	from #25
    31	 4'	Flute			 12	from #27
    32	 8'	Tuba       		 61	(harmonic from tenor c)
    33    		Tremulant
    34    		Chimes       		 21 notes AA-f
    
    
    SWELL (Manual 3, 10” w.p.)
    35	16'	Contra Viole		 61	1-12 wood
    36	16'	Gedeckt			 61	wood
    37	 8'	Diapason Phonon		 61	leathered, 1-12 wood
    38	 8'	Open Diapason		 61     1-12 wood
    39	 8'	Viole d’Gamba		 61
    40	 8'	Flute Traverso		 61	wood
    41	 8'	Viola			 12	from #35
    42	 8'	Stopped Diapason	 12	from #36
    43	 8'	Viole d’Orchestre	 61
    44	 8'	Viole Celeste		 49	(tenor c)
    45	 8'	Spitz Flute		 61 	1-12 wood
    46	 8'	Salicional		 61
    47	 4'	Octave			 12	from #38
    48	 4'	Wald Flute		 61	wood
    49	 4'	Flute			 12	from #40
    50	 4'	Salicet			 12	from #46
    51	 2'	Flageolet		 12	from #48
    52	 2 2/3’	Dolce Cornet III	 73	(1rk.,2-2/3’) from #43 and #52
    53	16'	Contra Fagotto		 61
    54	 8'	Cornopean		 61
    55	 8'	Fagotto			 12	from #53
    56	 8'	Vox Humana 		 61
    57	 4'	Clarion			 12	from #54
    58    		Tremulant
    
    
    SOLO (Manual 4, 10” w.p.)
    59	 8'	Stentorphone		 61	leathered, 1-12 wood
    60	 8'	Philomela		 61	wood, (25-49 missing)    
    61	 8'	Cello			 61
    62	 8'	Vibrant String           61
    63	 4'	Flute			 12	from #60
    64	 8'	Cor Anglais		 61
    65	16'	Tuba Profunda   	 61	(25”w.p.) 1-36 wood resonators, 	
    
    						harmonic at 43, double harmonic at 54
    66	 8'	Harmonic Tuba		 12	from #65
    67	 4'	Clarion			 12	from #65
    68    		Tremulant
    
    
    CHOIR (Manual 1)   (10” w.p.)
    69	16'	Quintaten		 61	1-24 wood
    70	 8'	Open Diapason		 61	1-12 wood
    71	 8'	Geigan (sic.) Principal	 61 	1-12 wood
    72	 8'	Concert Flute		 61	harmonic, wood
    73	 8'	Gemshorn 		 61	1-12 wood
    74	 8'	Quintadena		 12	from #69
    75	 8'	Dulciana		 61	1-12 wood
    76	 4'	Octave			 12	from #71
    77	 4'	Hohl Flute		 61	wood
    78	 4'	Flute			 12	from #72
    79	 4'	Fugara			 12	from #79
    80	 2'	Piccolo			 12	from #77
    81	 8'	French Horn		 61
    82	 8'	Orchestral Oboe		 61    
    83	 8'	Clarinet		 61	belled
    84    		Tremulant
    85    		Harp    		 61 note (stopped wood resonators)
    
    PEDAL  (10” w.p.)
    86    	32'	Double Open Diapason	 25	1-7 resultant, from GGGG, wood
    87   	32'	Contra Bourdon 		 25	1-7 resultant, from GGGG, wood
    88   	16'	Open Diapason		 12	from #86
    89   	16'	Violone			 --	from Great #5
    90    	16'	Bourdon			 12	from #87
    91    	16'	Contra Viole		 --	from Swell #35
    92	 8'	Octave Bass		 12	from #86
    93	 8'	Cello			 --	from Solo #61 and 62
    94	 8'	Flute			 12	from #87
    95    	32'	Contra Bombarde		 12	from Solo #65
    96    	16'	Tuba Profunda		 --	from Solo #65
    97    	16'	Contra Fagotto		 --	from Swell #53
    98	 8'	Harmonic Tuba		 --	from Solo #65
    99	 4'	Clarion			 --	from Solo #65
    100     16’	Echo Bourdon		 32	wood
    101      8'	Echo Flute		 12	from #100
    
    
    [Received online from Stephen Hall November 11, 2009.]
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