The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Covenant United Methodist
110 N. Mulberry
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17600


OHS Database ID 5045.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 10, 2015.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 6 divisions. 41 stops. 35 registers. 37 ranks. 2578 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. 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. 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.


  • Status Note: There 1984. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Mechanically renovated 1988 by Larry Pruett. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Ventil chests and winding system restored by Columbia Organ Works, Inc. 1986-1990. Reeds refurbished. Installed top octave of Swell Cornet III which had not been installed in the original installation; pipes were found wrapped in brown paper under the chest during restoratoion. (Paul Marchesano. July 6, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- The Choir division is located in the gallery; the Solo and Solo Pedal are enclosed within the Choir for double expression; in 1950 the Great was enclosed by Wilfred Lavallée, but the shades were later removed; Columbia Organ Works added 3 stops (upperwork) to the Great and Swell and rebuilt the console ca. 2004. (Database Manager. October 18, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from harold ulmer. -- The organ at Covenant UMC is currently maintained by SDG Pipe Organs, Millersville, PA. Significant work has been done to remedy problems associated with failing leather especially in the high pressure division. (Database Manager. August 10, 2015)

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Chancel and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-02-14
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-02-14
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-02-14
Chancel and facade pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Chancel and facade pipes.
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Coupler rail. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console side view. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Builder name plate. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
        Lancaster, Pennsylvania
        Covenant Methodist Church
        Casavant   Op. 1164  1926   3/37
        Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
        St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
        GREAT                       SWELL
     8' Open Diapason     73    16' Bourdon          73
     8' Hohlflöte         73     8' Open Diapason    73
     8' Gemshorn          73     8' Gedeckt          73
     4' Octave            73     8' Viola da Gamba   73
     4' Harmonic Flute    73     8' Voix Céleste     73
     8' Tromba            73     8' Aeoline          73
        Sub                      4' Flauto Traverso  73
        Unison Off               4' Violina          73
        Super                    2' Flautino         61
        Chimes            SO   III  Solo Cornet     219
                                 8' Oboe Horn        73
        SOLO (encl in Choir)     8' Vox Humana       73
     8' Stentorphone      73        Tremulant
     8' Grossflöte        73        Sub
     8' Gross Gamba       73        Unison Off
     4' Orchestral Flute  73        Super
     8' Tuba              73        Chimes           SO
     8' French Horn       73
        Chimes (Deagan A)[pf]       CHOIR
                                 8' Violin Diapason  73
        SOLO PEDAL               8' Melodia          73
    16' Sub Bass          32     8' Dulciana         73
     8' Violoncello       SO     8' Unda Maris       61 tc
                                 4' Rohrflöte        73
        PEDAL                2 2/3' Nazard           73
    32' Resultant         --     2' Flageolet        61
    16' Open Diapason     32     8' Clarinet         73
    16' Bourdon           32        Tremulant
    16' Gedeckt           SW        Sub
     8' Octave            12        Unison Off
     8' Stopped Flute     12        Super
    16' Trombone          12 GT     Chimes           SO
        Chimes            SO
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield  October 19, 2010]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.