The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Madison Masonic Center
301 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Main Auditorium

OHS Database ID 6421.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 119.

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 December 3, 2009.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 45 stops. 37 ranks.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal.


  • Status Note: There 1990 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Michael Hillestad. -- I have played this organ several times. Although I am not a Mason, I have been serving as a guest musician for the past four years. Restoring this organ has become a passion of mine. We are working with the Monette Organ company of Waunakee Wisconsin in restoring this Wangerin to its original playing condition. -- great, choir, swell, floating echo (Database Manager. July 26, 2008)
  • Updated through on-line information from Ryan Helgeson. (Database Manager. December 3, 2009)

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Console. Photograph by Jonathan Orwig 2012-08-22

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  • Stoplist from Jonathan Orwig

  • Madison Masonic Center
    Wangerin Organ Co. Opus 387 (1925)
    OHS Citation No. 119
    16 Double Open Diapason
    8   First Open Diapason
    8   Second Open Diapason
    8   Doppel Flute
    8   Gambe
    8   Lieblich Flute
    4   Harmonic Flute
    4   Principal
    2 2/3 Quinte
    2   Principal
    8   Trumpet
    8   Chimes
    8   Harp
    Great to Great 16
    Great to Great 4
    Swell to Great 16
    Swell to Great 8
    Swell to Great 4
    Choir to Great 16
    Choir to Great 8
    Choir to Great 4
    Echo to Choir 8
    16 Bourdon
    8   Open Diapason
    8   Stopped Diapason
    8   Viole d'Orchestre
          Voix Celeste (TC)
    4   Flauto Traverso
    4   Violina
    III  Dolce Cornet
    2   Flautino
    8   French Horn
    8   Oboe
    Swell to Swell 16
    Swell to Swell 4
    Echo to Swell 8
    Swell Unison off
    16 Contre Viole
    8   Stopped Diapason
    8   Concert Flute
    8   Flute Celeste
    8   Dulciana
    4   Flute d'amour
    2   Piccolo
    8   Clarinet
    8   Tuba Mirabilis
    8   Harp
    Choir to Choir 16
    Choir to Choir 4
    Swell to Choir 16
    Swell to Choir 8
    Swell to Choir 4
    Echo to Choir 8
    Choir unison off
    ECHO (floating)
    8 Fern Flute
    8 Cor angalis
    8 Vox Humana
    8 Chimes
    32 Diapason Resultant
    16 Open Diapason Major
    16 Open Diapason Minor
    16 Bourdon
    16 Lieblich Gedakt
    16 Contre Viole (CH)
    8   Octave
    8   Flute
    8   Flute Major
    8   Gambe
    16 Trombone
    Great to Pedal 8
    Swell to Pedal 8
    Choir to Pedal 8
    Echo to Pedal 8
    Great to Pedal 4
    Swell to Pedal 4
    8 divisionals per division
    73-note chests on many of the 8' stops!
    [Posted to PipeChat October 22, 2011]
  • Stoplist from Jonathan Orwig Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.