The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Hebron Lutheran Church
899 Blankenbaker Road
Madison, Virginia 22727

OHS Database ID 1045.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 54, 1986-07-19.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 15, 2016.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 8 stops. 8 registers. 9 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action.


  • Status Note: There 1986 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Cost 200รบ. Restored 1960 by Thomas Eader. Case refinished, new reservoir. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from K. Bryan Kirk. -- Restored by George Taylor in 1970, and maintained by Taylor & Boody - organ in superb condition - all original, may still be hand-pumped. Organ played every Sunday for services and used occasionally for concerts (Database Manager. January 21, 2006)

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Organ Case. Photo from church website, courtesy of Mr J. Veerman (2009)

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  • Specification from Taylor & Boody Organbuilders website
    Madison, Virginia
    Hebron Lutheran Church
    David Tannenberg   1802
    Restored by George Taylor in 1970
    The organ has been in continuous use since its installation by Tannenberg's son-in-law
    Philip Bachman. The organ is the finest and largest surviving unaltered example of
    Tannenberg's work.
       8' Principal Dulcis   (stopped metal Quintadena bass pipes)
       8' Gedackt            (C-cs' stopped, pine; d'-f''' stopped, walnut)
       4' Octav
       4' Floete             (C-e open, pine; f-f''' open, walnut)
       3' Quinta
       2' Sub [sic] Octav
          Terzian            (C 1 3/5'; c' 3 1/5')
      II  Mixture            (C-b 1 1/3' + 1'; c'-f''' 4' + 2 2/3')
    Mechanical key and stop action - all original parts
    Compass: Manual 54 notes; C - f'''
    Case of solid pine - repainted a number of times
    All metal and wooden pipes are original - scattered mouse and rat damage has been repaired
    Original keyboard with ebony covered naturals and ivory capped sharps
    2 original double-fold wedge bellows and pumping levers with quiet blower added
    Number of pipes: 486
    Equal temperament
    Wind Pressure: 43 mm
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-15]
  • Click Here Specification from Taylor & Boody Organbuilders website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.