The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Lawrence University
Appleton, Wisconsin 54912

Memorial Chapel

OHS Database ID 7473.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 October 29, 2010.
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Technical Details

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

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 36 stops. 42 registers. 48 ranks. 2496 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. Flat straight pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Status Note: There 1996. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • SS combination action. Kellner 1/5-comma temperament. Case modelled after Bernard Smith organ at Christ Church, Oxford, England. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is beautifully encased at the front of the room with a 7-sectional facade. The main case holds the Great and Pedal divisions. The expressive Swell is placed behind the case. The Positiv is uniquely positioned as a "Rückpositiv" but elevated above the keydesk and forward of the Great. It was a 5-sectional facade. Three stops from the Great are borrowed to the Pedal by transmission. And the Pedal 8' Octave has notes 1-12 in common with the Great 8' Octave. The Pedal 32' Contra Posaune (of wood) is mechanically unified to play at 32, 16, & 8. The organ was dedicated by Professor George Damp on May 5, 1995. Source: L.U. website. (Database Manager. November 17, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Bret Van Nuland. (Database Manager. October 29, 2010)

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Organ Case. Photograph by Ryan D. Hulshizer 2006-01-19
Keydesk. Photograph by Ryan D. Hulshizer 2006-01-06
Positiv Organ Case. Photograph by Ryan D. Hulshizer 2006-02-06
Organ Case. Photograph by Jake Cihla 2018-04-07
Console. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-14
Organ and case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-14
Chapel Exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-11-14

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  • Stoplist from Lawrence University
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Lawrence Memorial Chapel
    John Brombaugh & Associate (1995, Opus 33)
    16 Praestant 56
    8^ Octave 56
    8* Spielflöte 56
    4 Octave 56
    4 Koppelflöte 56
    2 Octave 56
    IV-VI Mixture
    16 Bombarde 56
    8 Trompette 56
    4 Clarion 56
    8 Rohrflöte 56
    8 Salicional 56
    8 Vox Celeste tc 44
    4 Principal 56
    4 Spitzflöte 56
    2-2/3 Nasard 56
    2 Waldflöte 56
    1-3/5 Tierce 51
    III Willis Mixture
    16 Contra Oboe 56
    8 Trumpet 56
    16 Quintadena 56
    8^ Praestant 48
    8 Gedackt 56
    4 Octave 56
    4 Rohrflöte 56
    2 Octave 56
    II Sesquialter 112
    IV-V Scharff
    8 Dulcian 56
    8 Harfenregal 56
       Great/Positive Tremulant, adjustable
    16 Subbass (wood) 30
    16* Praestant
    8^ Octave 18
    8* Spielflöte 
    4 Octave 30
    32# Contra Posaune (wood) 30
    16# Posaune 12
    8# Trumpet 12
    8* Trompette
    4* Clarion
    2 Cornett 30
    * Great stops that transmit to Pedal
    # Notes of the same pitch share common pipes
    ^ Some bass tones common with another stop
     [Received from Richard C Greene 2011-08-08.]
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