The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Madison Masonic Center
301 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

OHS Database ID 6421.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 119.

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 July 20, 2018.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 35 stops. 46 registers. 37 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes.

Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Status Note: There 1990 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online 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, Echo (Database Manager. July 26, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Ryan Helgeson. (Database Manager. December 3, 2009)
  • Updated by Andrew Schaeffer, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. July 20, 2018)

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Console. Photograph by Jonathan Orwig 2012-08-22
Proscenium arch showing organ chambers. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2018-07-02
Stoptabs (Great & Echo). Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2018-07-02
Stoptabs (Swell & Pedal). Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2018-07-02
Stoptabs (Great & Choir). Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2018-07-02
Auditorium with chamber opening. Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer 2018-07-02

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  • Stoplist from Jonathan Orwig
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Madison Masonic Center
    Wangerin Organ Co.   Opus 387   1925              3 manuals, 33 stops, 35 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                              SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Open Diapason       85        16' Bourdon                    73
          8' First Open Diapason        73         8' Open Diapason              73
          8' Second Open Diapason (16') --         8' Stopped Diapason           73
          8' Doppel Flute               73         8' Viole d'Orchestre          73
          8' Gambe                      73         8' Voix Celeste (TC)          61
          8' Lieblich Flute             73         4' Flauto Traverso            73
          4' Harmonic Flute             73         4' Violina                    73
          4' Principal                  73            Dolce Cornet III          183
      2 2/3' Quinte                     61         2' Flautino                   61
          2' Principal                  61         8' French Horn                73
          8' Trumpet                    73         8' Oboe                       73
          8' Chimes                                   Swell to Swell 16
          8' Harp                                     Swell to Swell 4
             Great to Great 16                        Swell to Swell 4
             Great to Great 4                         Tremulant
             Swell to Great 16                        Echo to Swell 8
             Swell to Great 8                         Swell Unison Off
             Swell to Great 4
             Choir to Great 16                        PEDAL ORGAN
             Choir to Great 8                     32' Diapason Resultant         --
             Choir to Great 4                     16' Open Diapason Major        44
             Echo to Great 8                      16' Open Diapason Minor (Gt)   --
                                                  16' Bourdon                    44
             CHOIR ORGAN                          16' Lieblich Gedakt (Sw)       --
         16' Contre Viole               73        16' Contre Viole (Ch)          --
          8' Stopped Diapason           73         8' Octave (Gt)                --
          8' Concert Flute              73         8' Flute (fr. Bourdon)        --
          8' Flute Celeste (TC)         61         8' Flute Major (fr. OD Major) --
          8' Dulciana                   73         8' Gambe (Gt)                 --
          4' Flute d'Amour              73        16' Trombone                   32
          2' Piccolo                    61            Great to Pedal 8
          8' Clarinet                   73            Swell to Pedal 8
          8' Tuba Mirabilis             73            Choir to Pedal 8
          8' Harp                                     Echo to Pedal 8
             Choir to Choir 16                        Great to Pedal 4
             Choir to Choir 4                         Swell to Pedal 4
             Swell to Choir 16
             Swell to Choir 8
             Swell to Choir 4
             Echo to Choir 8
             Choir Unison Off
             ECHO ORGAN (floating)
          8' Fern Flute
          8' Cor angalis
          8' Vox Humana
          8' Chimes
    8 divisionals per division
    [Posted to PipeChat October 22, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist from Jonathan Orwig Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.