The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: Mr. & Mrs. Waite Phillips - "Villa Philbrook" / Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114

OHS Database ID 62282.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 May 1, 2018.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 13 stops. 26 registers. 13 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The console is movable.

Tilting/rocking tablets on slanted jambs. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Information from The Aeolian Pipe Organ And Its Music by Rollin Smith. The Organ Historical Society, 1998
    Contract: Nov. 6, 1926, $16,850
    Contract: April 27, 1927, $1,362, Trumpet and Piccolo added
    Shipped: April 22 [sic], 1927 (Steven E. Lawson. April 23, 2018)
  • The Philbrook Aeolian pipe organ was installed in the Great Hall of Villa Philbrook when the home was built in 1926-27. Pipes extend below into a lower level pipe room, and the rear of the organ console is accessed by through a decorative door from the main hallway. Originally the organ had a player mechanism that was located in the nearby Music Room. While the mechanism was disconnected and removed from the Music Room, both it and its custom-built case remain in the Philbrook collection.

    Barbara Kemp Stomberg reported that her father, George Bruce Kemp, Jr., installed the instrument at Villa Philbrook, and she believed that he designed the layout for the organ as well.

    In 1984, the organ was renovated by the Haggard-Cotner Organ Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Along with the general restoration, pipes were added to complete the blank stops on the console. From comparing the supports of the pipes, the new pipes include Vila Celeste and Viola.

    The organ remains functional and is played for special events and concerts during the year. (Steven E. Lawson. May 1, 2018)

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  • Factory Specifications. Specifications and signed contract. Author: The Aeolian Co. Source: 8 1/2 x 11 typed. Document Date. November 24, 1926. Document received from Steven E. Lawson 2018-05-01.

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Great Hall. Edward Buehler Delk Collection, H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Library, Philbrook Museum of Art © Philbrook Museum of Art

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  • Typed Specification. Source: Factory Specification (Nov. 24, 1926), OHS Archives, courtesy Bynum Petty
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Mr. & Mrs. Waite Phillips Residence - "Villa Philbrook"
    The Aeolian Co.   Opus 1686   1926            2 manuals, 13 stops, 13 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                          SWELL ORGAN
                                              (derived from Great)
             Expression I:
         16' Flute (deep)       prep*         16' Flute (deep)
          8' Diapason             61           8' Diapason
          8' Flute F              61           8' Flute F
          8' Flute P              61           8' Flute P
          4' Flute high           61           4' Flute high
          2' Piccolo              61 (1927)    2' Piccolo
          8' Trumpet              61 (1927)    8' Trumpet
          8' Clarinet             61           8' Clarinet
             Expression II:
          8' String F             61           8' String F
          8' String F Vibrato   prep*          8' String F Vibrato
          8' String P Vibrato     61           8' String P Vibrato
          8' String PP            61           8' String PP
             String Mixture     prep*             String Mixture
          8' Oboe                 61           8' Oboe
          8' Vox Humana           61           8' Vox Humana
             PEDAL ORGAN                          COUPLERS
         16' Flute F (deep)       44              Great to Pedal
          8' Flute (fr. 16' Fl F) --              Great to Pedal 4
         16' Flute P (deep)     prep*             Swell to Pedal
         16' Bassoon (deep)     prep*             Swell to Pedal 4
                                                  Great 4
             PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS               Great 16
             (Playable from Great and Swell,      Great Unison Release
             with and without dampers,            Swell 4
             with F and P control)                Swell 16
          8' Harp                                 Swell Unison Release
          4' Harp (high)          61 tones        Swell to Great 4
             Chimes               20 tones        Swell to Great 8
                                                  Swell to Great 16
             Great Piano                          ACCESSORIES
             Great Mezzo                          Sforzando Pedal
             Great Forte                          Tonal Pedal
             Great Release                        Expression I pedal
             Swell Piano                          Expression II pedal (prep*)
             Swell Mezzo                          Tremolo, Expression I
             Swell Forte                          Tremolo, Expression II (prep*)
             THE DUO-ART PLAYER (entirely automatic)
             By means of the Duo-Art Player, in conjunction with Aeolian
             Pipe-Organ Duo-Art Records, the stops, expression, tempo, etc.,
             are automatically controlled.
             An Ampico grand piano (furnished by the purchaser) is to be
             connected with the organ. It is to be playable from the organ
             key-boards, and also by means of Aeolian Pipe-Organ Duo-Art
             Records (as a part of the organ), from the Duo-Art console.
             Certain stops and accessories, as indicated in specification by
             "prep*", are to be omitted for the present, but space is to be
             left for them in the organ-chamber, and necessary controls to be
             inserted in the console, so that no structural changes will be
             necessary in the console, when items thus prepared for are added.
             It is understood that these items are to be added by THE AEOLIAN
             COMPANY at prices current when these additions are purchased, said
             time of purchase to be at the option of the purchaser.
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-05-01]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: Factory Specification (Nov. 24, 1926), OHS Archives, courtesy Bynum Petty Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.