Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Lyle Blackinton & Associates, Inc. (2003)

Location:

Bethel College / Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112 US
Benson Great Hall
Organ ID: 19368

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with electro-pneumatic (EP) pallets (Blackinton-type)
  • 67 ranks. 4000 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 55 stops. 76 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with electro-pneumatic (EP) pallets (Blackinton-type) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 55
  • Registers: 76
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 18, 2019:

Updated by John Chouinard, who maintains the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 19, 2019.

Database Manager on November 23, 2011:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 24, 2009:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 21, 2009:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the University.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade at front of performance hall: Photograph by Joseph Routon. Taken on 2018-07-17