The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Brigham Young University
Upper Campus
Provo, Utah 84602

Joseph Smith Building Auditorium

OHS Database ID 8566.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 31, 2007.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals.


  • The original builder was Austin Organ Co. (1915, Opus573). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Moved from the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT. (Less the celestial and string divisions.) [Built 1863-69 by Joseph Ridges (2-28st., Tr) using pipework from shop of W. B. D. Simmons. Rebuilt & enlarged 1885 by Niels Johnson using pipework from Steere & Turner shop (3m., 46st., Tr. with Barker lever). Rebuilt 1900 by W. W. Kimball (4m, 60st., Tu.). Rebuilt 1915 by Austin Organ Co. (4m, 246st. EPA). Enlarged by Austin 1925 and 1940. ] [Sold 1990 by M Ohman sold for parts after campus closed?]. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Paul Slaughter. -- The instrument was installed in the auditorium of the Joseph Smith Building on the Upper Campus. The building was demolished in 1990. (Database Manager. January 31, 2007)

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