Saturday, September 13, 2008

Northern Nebraska Pipe Organ Tour

Over the Labor Day weekend, myself and a friend of mine decided to embark on a northern Nebraska organ tour. It was a very enjoyable trip, and I also leaned an important lesson: many parishes are unaware of value and/or historical significance of their pipe organ. Therefore, they are usually poorly maintained or have undergone some sort of very unfortunate renovation. Hopefully I will be able to upload a few audio files of our trip in the near future, but in the meantime, enjoy the photographs and information about the organs we visited!

Madison, NE - St. Leonard Catholic Church
  • Hinners Organ Co. (1916)
  • Two manuals, 20 ranks
  • Tracker action
Humphrey, NE - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
  • Hillgreen & Lane (1926)
  • Two manuals, 20 stops
  • Electro-pneumatic action

Bancroft, NE - Zion Lutheran Church
  • M. P. Möller (1901, Opus 341)
  • Two manuals, 19 ranks
  • Tracker action
Bow Valley, NE - Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
  • J.G. Pfeffer (ca. 1902)
  • One manual, 7 stops
  • Tracker Action
St. Helena, NE - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
  • Original builder unknown, reworked by Neuman Organ Co.
  • Two manual
  • Electro-pneumatic action (formerly tracker)
Menominee, NE - St. Boniface Catholic Church
  • Reuter, reworked by Neuman Organ Co.
  • Two manual
  • Electro-pneumatic action
Yankton, SD - Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel
  • Casavant Frères (ca. 1954)
  • Three manual
  • Electro-pneumatic action

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