The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Martin's by the Lake Episcopal Church
2801 Westwood Road
Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota 55361

OHS Database ID 54640.

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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 January 20, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Sliders moved by solenoids. Mechanical key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 15 stops. 19 registers. 19 ranks. 990 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Concave radiating pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Kyle Black, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- (Database Manager. March 31, 2015)
  • Updated by Kyle Black, who has heard or played the organ.

    A contract has been signed with Grandall and Engen LLC of Maple Grove, MN for a complete refurbishment from Feb-June 2017. (James Cook. January 20, 2017)

Online Documents

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  • Opus 18: Shop Photographs. Photographs of the Organ Construction. Source: Church Archival Photographs; 7 pages of scanned photos, 3 to 5 on a page; 8.5x11 paper. Document Date. Unknown.
  • Opus 18: Installation Photographs. Photographs of Organ Installation. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from Kyle Black 2017-06-03.
  • Organ Committee Notes 1979-1987. Documents the process of the organ committee through various documents and meeting notes. Source: Church Archives. Document Date. Unknown. Document received from Kyle Black 2017-06-03.
  • Proposal and Final Advertisement. proposed instrument with sketches and official advertisement. Source: Original proposals. Document Date. September 9, 1986.
  • Blessing and Dedication of the Organ. Dedication program May 22, 1988. Source: Service bulletin. Document Date. May 22, 1988.

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Console and Organ Case. J.F. Nordlie Advertisment, courtesy of Kyle Black 1986-09-09

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  • Specification from the Dedication Program via Kyle Black
    Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota
    St. Martin's by the Lake Church, Episcopal
    J.F. Nordlie Company
    2 manuals, 19 stops, 19 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN
           8' Open Diapason          56 a
           8' Spire Flute            56 b
           8' Viola                  44 c
           8' Celeste (tc)           44
           4' Principal              56
       2 2/3' Twelfth                56
           2' Fifteenth              56
       1 1/3' Mixture III           168
           8' Trumpet                56
              ECHO ORGAN
           8' Descant Diapason       pf d
           8' Stopt Diapason         56
           4' Chimney Flute          56
           2' Gemshorn               56
              Cornet III (g20-d51)   96
           8' Hautbois               56
              Glockenspiel (c31-d51) 39 bells
              PEDAL ORGAN
          16' Sub Bass               30
           8' Open Bass              GT
           8' Stopt Bass (ext SB)    12
           4' Principal Bass         GT
           8' Trumpet Bass           GT
           a  copper facade, gilded mouths
           b  1-8 stopt bass
           c  1-12 from Spire Flute
           d  prepared for; g20-d51
              Great to Pedal
              Echo to Pedal
              Echo to Great
              Tremulant to entire organ
              Mechanical key and coupler action
              Electric stop action
              Solid state combination action
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-03-31]
  • Click Here Specification from the Dedication Program via Kyle Black Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.