The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Bernard R.C. Church
2450 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

OHS Database ID 50632.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 24, 2019.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 35 stops. 33 ranks.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. 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.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Rick Erickson, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- (Database Manager. November 27, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. (Database Manager. October 10, 2013)
  • Updated by Lucy Dechene, who has heard or played the organ.

    (Thurlow Weed. July 24, 2019)
  • Updated by Lucy Irene Dechene, who has heard or played the organ. (Thurlow Weed. July 24, 2019)

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Nave and Organ Case. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-03-10
Façade. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-03-10
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-03-10
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-03-10
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-03-10
"Ciflet" Stop. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2020-03-10

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  • Stoplist taken from console,Jan. 1970
    Madison, Wisconsin
    St Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church
    Tellers, 1969
    Grand Orgue:
    16 Quintflute           82 pipes
    8 Montre                58 pipes
    8 Flute a cheminee      58 pipes
    4 Octave                58 pipes
    4 Quintflute (ext)
    2 Doublette             58 pipes
    II Sesquialtera         112 pipes
    IV-V Plein Jeu          278 pipes
    8 Trompette Pontificale 58 pipes
    8 Flute Conique         58 pipes
    8 Flute Celeste         51 pipes
    4 Montre                58 pipes
    4 Bourdon               58 pipes
    2 Flute a bec           58 pipes
    1 1/3 Larigot           58 pipes
    1 Gillet                58 pipes
    III Cymbale             174 pipes
    16 Contre Cromorne      70 pipes
    8 Trompette             70 pipes
    8 Cromorne (ext)
    4 Clarion (ext)
    32 Flute Acoustique
    16 Contrebasse          44 pipes
    16 Soubasse             44 pipes
    16 Quintflute (Great)
    8 Octave (ext)
    8 Bourdon (ext)
    8 Quintflute (ext, Great)
    4 Basse de Chorale      32 pipes
    4 Cor de nuit           44 pipes
    2 Cor de nuit (ext)
    16 Bombarde             56 pipes
    16 Cromorne (Swell)
    8 Bombarde (est)
    8 Trompette Pontificale (Great)
    4 Bombarde (ext)
     [Received from Rick Erickson 2012-11-29.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from console,Jan. 1970 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.