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Bethel Lutheran Church
312 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

OHS Database ID 48298.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 26, 2018.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 40 stops. 57 registers. 51 ranks. 2947 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed.

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.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. July 20, 2011)
  • Updated by Eric Frailing, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. March 26, 2018)

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Photographs

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Balcony and Pipe Display. Photograph by Eric Frailing 2014-01-22
Organ in Rear Gallery. Photograph by Eric Frailing 2018-11-18
Chimes. Photograph by Eric Frailing 2014-01-22
Zimbelstern. Photograph by Eric Frailing 2014-01-22

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Diapason June 1965
           Madison, Wisconsin
           Bethel Lutheran Church
    
           Schantz   Op. 659   1964   4/51
           ______________________________________________
    
           GREAT                       SWELL
       16' Quintaton      61       16' Rohrgedeckt     68
        8' Principal      61        8' Geigenprinzipal 68
        8' Flute Ouverte  61        8' Rohrflöte       12
        8' Gemshorn       61        8' Viole           68
        4' Octave         61        8' Viole Celeste   56
        4' Bordun         61        8' Flauto Dolce    pf
    2 2/3' Twelfth        pf        8' Flute Celeste   pf
        2' Fifteenth      61        4' Principal       61
       IV  Fourniture    244        4' Flute Conique   68
      III  Scharf         pf        2' Octavin         12
           Sub                      2' Waldflöte       pf
           Unison Off              IV  Plein Jeu      244
           Super                   16' Hautbois        61
           Chimes         pf        8' Trompette       61
                                    8' Hautbois        12
           CHOIR                    4' Clairon         61
        8' Kleingedackt   61           Tremolo
        8' Dulciana       61           Sub
        8' Unda Maris     49           Unison Off
        4' Prestant       61           Super
        4' Koppelflöte    61
    2 2/3' Nasard         61           PEDAL
        2' Spitzflöte     61       16' Principal       32
    1 3/5' Tierce         61       16' Subbass         32
       16' Clarinet       pf       16' Quintaton       GT
        8' Krummhorn      61       16' Rohrgedeckt     SW
        4' Rohrschalmei   61        8' Octave          32
           Tremolo                  8' Flute           12
           Sub                      8' Violone         12
           Unison Off               8' Quintaton       GT
           Super                    8' Rohrflöte       SW
                                5 1/3' Quinte          --
           POSITIV                  4' Choralbass      32
        8' Holzgedeckt    61        4' Nachthorn       32
        4' Blockflöte     61        2' Nachthorn       12
        2' Prinzipal      61       IV  Rauschquinte   128
    1 1/3' Larigot        61       16' Bombarde        32
      III  Zimbel        183       16' Hautbois        SW
           Cymbelstern              8' Trompette       12
                                    8' Hautbois        SW
           ANTIPHONAL               4' Clairon         12
          (prepared for)            4' Hautbois        SW
           ANT on GT                4' Krummhorn       CH
           ANT on SW
           ANT on CH
           ANT on PO
    
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield  July 26, 2011]
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