Pipe Organ Database

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Wangerin Organ Co. (Opus 387, 1925)

Location:

Madison Masonic Center
301 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, WI 53704 US
Organ ID: 6422

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lodges and Clubs
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 26, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 37 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 26, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 46
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 26, 2018.
Database Manager on July 20, 2018:

Updated by Andrew Schaeffer, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 26, 2018.

Database Manager on December 03, 2009:

Updated through online information from Ryan Helgeson.

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

Database Manager on July 26, 2008:

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

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 26, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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 Jonathan Orwig
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • Legend - Op. 141, No. 1 - Piece by Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Performed by Rosalind Mohnsen. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1990 with the title: Historic Organs of Milwaukee: Twenty-five Historic Pipe Organs, Madison to Milwaukee

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jonathan Orwig. Taken on 2012-08-22

Proscenium arch showing organ chambers: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-07-02

Stoptabs (Great & Echo): Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-07-02

Stoptabs (Swell & Pedal): Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-07-02

Stoptabs (Great & Choir): Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-07-02

Auditorium with chamber opening: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-07-02

Choir Division Pipework (Contra Viole): Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

Choir Division Pipework: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

Console: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

Harp: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

Offset Chest in Great: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

Relay: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

16' Trombone: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2019-04-12

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