The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Evangelical Covenant Church
1009 First Street
Aurora, Nebraska 68818

OHS Database ID 4043.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 101, 1989-04-09.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 3, 2012.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 16 stops. 16 ranks. 824 pipes.

Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The console is in a fixed position, center.


  • The original builder was Alexander Mills (1881). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1988 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From St. Mark's Episcopal, Cheyenne, WY, then storage in Denver, then 1st Covenant Church, Cheyenne. Moved here 1988. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Ashley Lawton. (Database Manager. March 3, 2012)

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  • J.F. Nordlie Company, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    GREAT C1-a58
    Open Diapason 8’	19 painted & stenciled Zinc façade pipes and 39 spotted metal interior pipes
    Melodia 8’	        12 stopped + 46 open wood pipes
    Gamba 8’	        48 open metal pipes (common bass with Dolce 8’)
    Dolce 8’	        10 painted & stenciled stopped Zinc + 48 open metal pipes
    Principal 4’	        58 open metal pipes
    Flute 4’	        40 open metal pipes (bass from Principal 4’), (harmonic from e29)
    Fifteenth 2’	        58 open metal pipes
    SWELL C1-a58	        (under expression)
    Open Diapason 8’	46 open metal pipes
    Stopped Diapason
         Bass 8’	        12 stopped wood pipes (bass for all 8’ stops)
    Stopped Diapason
         Treble 8’	        46 stopped wood pipes
    Dulciana 8’	        46 open metal pipes
    Violin 4’	        58 open metal pipes
    Mixture II-III 2’	156 open metal pipes (new per original scalings)
    Trumpet 8’	        37 metal reeds + 9 open metal pipes (from C13)
    Zimbelstern	        5 bells, operated by the Bellows Signal Drawknob
    PEDAL C1-f30
    Bourdon 16’	        30 stopped wood pipes
    COUPLERS	        GT/PD, SW/PD (drawknobs); SW/GT (intra-mural on-off buttons)
    ACCESSORIES	        Two combination pedals effecting Great stops:  Forte & Piano (unlabeled)
    TOTALS	                824 pipes, 5 bells, 16 speaking stops, 16 ranks
    NOTES:  The Winding system consists of an original double-rise reservoir, a new Laukhuff blower, new trunk and 
    curtain valve. Extant feeder bellows are fastened tight to the underside of the reservoir; the hand-pump mechanism 
    for the feeders has been lost. The original Windchests have been pegged to prevent runs or wind leaks. The 
    sliders, toeboards, and rackboards are all original, as are a majority of trackers and the stop action 
    components. One new faceplate was engraved for the missing Swell Stopped Diapason Treble stop-knob.
    Rackboard markings, pipe holes and the single extant Mixture pipe…found in the Great Fifteenth 2’…permitted 
    reconstruction of the Swell Mixture. Actually, it is a narrow-scaled Sesquialtera composed of 2’ + 
    1 3/5’ ranks at C1, adding the 2 2/3’ rank at f18; the 1 3/5’ rank breaks back one octave at fs43, sounding 
    at 3 1/5’ for the rest of the compass.
    The 1888 Mills organ is particularly elegant in its light and precise key actions, its sophisticated 
    voicing and in the careful craftsmanship of its joinery and visual design.
     [Received from Ashley Lawton 2012-03-03.]
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