The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Episcopal
515 Second Avenue NW
Faribault, Minnesota 55021

OHS Database ID 50165.

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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 August 9, 2017.

Technical Details

Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action with pneumatic assist.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 34 stops. 35 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case and reversed.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.


  • Identified through online information from Richard C Greene. -- New instrument incorporating pipework from the Marklove organ of 1862. From Charles Hendrickson:
    "The Cathedral of our Merciful Saviour in Faribault was Bishop Whipple's seat. An important building. We saved the Marklove pipes and included them in my instrument there. The Marklove tracker had been replaced with new electric chests, console etc., but, fortunately many of the original 1860s  pipes were still there for us to use. Perhaps the oldest pipes in Minnesota, or nearly so.   We added some replacement pipes in the Marklove style to replace those that were missing." (Database Manager. August 13, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe. (Database Manager. June 30, 2014)
  • Updated by Andrew Schaeffer, naming this as the source of information: Church Brochure. (Steven E. Lawson. August 9, 2017)

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  • Original document from Andrew Schaeffer.. Source: Stoplist taken from church brochure

  • Faribault, MN
    Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior
    Organ by Hendrickson Organ Co.
    Originally by John Marklove.
    8'     Open Diapason
    8'     Melodia
    8'     Dulciana
    4'     Octave
    4'     Flute
    2 2/3' Twelfth*
    2'     Fifteenth*
    1 3/5' Tierce*
    III    Mixture
    8'     Clarionet (TC)
    8'     Trumpet (new trebles)
    8'     Swell to Great
    16'    Bourdon
    8'     Open Diapason
    8'     Viol da Gamba
    8'     Celeste
    8'     Stop'd Diapason
    4'     Principal
    2'     Piccolo*
    II     Sesquialtera (TC)*
    IV     Mixture*
    16'    Bassoon
    8'     Hautboy
    4'     Clarion*
    16'    Double Open Diapason
    16'    Bourdon
    10 2/3'Quint
    8'     Violincello*
    4'     Principal
    16'    Trombone*
    8'     Great to Pedal
    8'     Swell to Pedal
    * denotes new pipework added by Hendrickson in 1987.		
  • Original document from Andrew Schaeffer.. Source: Stoplist taken from church brochure Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.