The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011


OHS Database ID 5322.

Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 15, 2010.

Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 44 registers. 38 ranks. 2478 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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 movable.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical 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. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 1992 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • On-line update from Ray Cornils -- Austin Organ Company, cleaned, restored and slightly modified this organ in the late 1990s. The Swell mixture was repitched, an 8' Salicional, 4'Octave and 2'Principal (part of the newly re-pitched III Mixture) replaced a couple of ranks in the Swell. Tonal finishing work was done by Bon Smith of Austin Organ Service. (Database Manager. September 9, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. February 15, 2010)

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Organ Case and Facade Pipes. Photograph by Harold Stover 2017-07-14
Chapel Interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Pipe facade. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02
Chapel Exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2012-09-02

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  • Stoplist from 1992 OHS Convention Handbook
           Brunswick, Maine
           Bowdoin College - The Chapel
           Austin   Op. 1507   1927   3/38
           GREAT (*encl w/CH)                 SWELL
       16' Bourdon 61                     16' Lieblich Gedeckt 73
        8' First Diapason 61               8' Open Diapason 73
        8' Second Diapason 61 *            8' Stopped Flute 73
        8' Gross Flute 61 *                8' Viole d'Orchestre 73
        8' Violoncello 61 *                8' Viole Celeste 73
        4' Octave 61                       8' Muted Viole 73
        4' Wald Flute 61 *                 4' Gemshorn 73
    2 2/3' Twelfth 61                      4' Harmonic Flute 73
        2' Super Octave 61                 2' Flageolet 61
        8' Harmonic Tuba 61 *             II  Mixture III 122 *
           Sub                            16' Contra Fagotto 73
           Super                           8' Trumpet 73
           Chimes f                        8' Oboe 73
           Chimes p                        8' Vox Humana 73
           PEDAL                              Sub
       32' Resultant Bass --                  Super
       16' Open Diapason 32
       16' Bourdon 32                         CHOIR
       16' Violone 12 GT                   8' Geigen Principal 73
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW             8' Concert Flute 73
        8' Gross Flute 12 (Open Dia)       8' Flute Celeste 61 tc
        8' Violoncello GT                  8' Dulciana 73
        8' Flauto Dolce 12 (Bourdon)       8' Unda Maris 73
       16' Tuba Profunda 32                4' Chimney Flute 73
       16' Fagotto SW                      2' Piccolo 61
        8' Tuba 12                         8' Clarinet 73
                                           8' Cor Anglais 73
        *  Though labeled III, it             Tremolo
           actually only has 122              Sub
           pipes, 12-17                       Super
                                              Celestial Harp
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield February 15, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from 1992 OHS Convention Handbook Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.