The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, Idaho

OHS Database ID 59884.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 6, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Suspended mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 6 stops. 6 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Originally 2/7 built in 1981 for Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. It was rebuilt by Bigelow in 2016 with new keyboards and all new tracker action. The Praestant, Gemshorn and Violoncello are new ranks in 2016; the Gedackt, Chimney Flute and Subbass are from 1981. (Steven E. Lawson. March 7, 2017)

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M. L. Bigelow Practice Organ. Photograph by Dr. Daniel Kerr 2017-03-03

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Dr. Daniel Kerr

  • Rexburg, Idaho
    Brigham Young University-Idaho
    M. L. Bigelow & Co.   Opus 3   1981/2016   2 manuals, 6 stops, 6 ranks
    Originally built for Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
    Rebuilt by Bigelow and moved to Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2016
                  MANUAL I
               8' Gedackt           56
               4' Praestant         56 *
                  MANUAL II
               8' Gemshorn          44 * (1-12 from 8' Gedackt)
               4' Chimney Flute     56
              16' Subbass           30
               8' Violoncello       30 *
               *  New ranks in 2016
                  Man. II to Man. I
                  Man. I to Pedal
                  Man. II to Pedal
                  Concave radiating pedalboard
                  Keys of bone and ebony
                  Suspended mechanical key action
                  Mechanical stop action
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-03-06]
  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Dr. Daniel Kerr Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.