The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Univ. of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
Rochester, New York

Memorial Art Gallery - Fountain Court

OHS Database ID 29505.


This organ received OHS Citation number 352, 2007-10-11.

OHS Convention Organ, 2018.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 9, 2016.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 14 stops. 14 ranks. 600 pipes. Manual compass is 45 notes. Pedal compass is 17 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

No enclosed divisions. No combination action.


  • Identified by Jeff Scofield through information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 7, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the Memorial Art Gallery's website: "In 1980, Gerald Woehl, a renowned German organ builder and instrument restorer, discovered a magnificent Italian Baroque organ in Florence, where it was on the verge of being sold as furniture. Twenty-five years later, the instrument has taken its place as the only full-size antique Italian organ in North America. Now owned by the Eastman School of Music, the fully restored and thoroughly documented organ now fills the Gallery's Fountain Court with the sounds of the past." (Database Manager. January 28, 2010)

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Organ Case. Photograph by Ivan Bosnar 2016-02-26
Keydesk. Photograph by Ivan Bosnar 2016-02-26
Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-09-15
Keydesk. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-09-15
Gallery Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-09-15
Gallery Interior and Organ Case. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-09-15
Drawknobs. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2016-09-15

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  • Stoplist taken from
    Rochester, New York
    Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery
    Instrument owned and maintained by the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
    Builder unknown, c.1770.
    Restored by Gerald Woehl, Marburg, Germany, 2005. 
    Inaugurated in October, 2005.
    Compass: CDEFGA-cā€™ā€™ā€™
    Principale bassi 8
    Principale soprani 8
    Voce Umana (from D)
    Ottava (4ft)
    Flauto in ottava (4ft)
    Flauto in duodecima (2 2/3ft)
    Decimaquinta (2 ft, treble reconstructed pipes) 
    Flauto in XVII (1 3/5ft, from F)
    Decimanona (1 1/3 ft)
    Vigesima Seconda (1 ft)
    Vigesima Sesta e Nona (1/2ft and 1/3 ft)
    Trombociti bassi (8 ft)
    Trombociti soprani (8 ft)
    (Pull-down compass: CDEFGA-g #) 
    Contrabassi 16 (C, D, E, F, G, A, B flat, B, c) (new pipes: c#, d#, f#, g#) 
    Tamburo (c#, d#, f#, g#)
    Tiratutti (Ripieno) 
    New pipes: Tromboncini and Octave 2ft treble.
    Reconstruction of Tromboncini: Organ workshop of Pradella, Italy.
    Reference group: Edoardo Bellotti, Harald Vogel, Hans Davidsson, Nancy Norwood.
     [Received from Thomas Gaynor 2016-10-20.]