The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of Denver / Iliff School of Theology
2201 S. University Blvd
Denver, Colorado

Iliff Seminary Chapel

OHS Database ID 9042.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 216.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 28, 2009.
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Technical Details

Electric key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 17 stops. 15 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Concave radiating pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal.


  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Electrified. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James Stark. -- Key and stop action electrified at some unknown time, console retained. Leathered 8' Open Diapason probably not original since not found on other Wirsching organs of the period. (Database Manager. July 25, 2008)
  • Updated through on-line information from Thomas Strickland. -- Organ is in one chamber at the rear of the room on left wall. (Database Manager. January 28, 2009)

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Keydesk and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04
Keydesk and Access Door. (ca. 2000) Photograph by Jim Stark
Keydesk left jamb. Photograph by Jim Stark

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  • The Diapason Feb. 1, 1911
    Iliff School of Theology
    Denver, Colorado
    Wirsching Organ Company 1910
    Great (enclosed)
     8 Open Diapason (unenclosed)
     8 Clarabella
     8 Dulciana
     4 Gemshorn
     4 Flute D'Amour
    16 Bordone Dolce
     8 Principale Minore
     8 Bordone Amabile
     8 Salicional
     8 Vox Celeste (TC)
     4 Flute Harmonic 
     8 Oboe
     8 Vox Humana
    16 Sub Bass
    16 Lieblich Gedackt (Sw)
     8 Flauto Basso (ext.)
    The Diapason Feb. 1, 1911
     [Received from Jim Stark 2016-05-10.]
  • Click Here The Diapason Feb. 1, 1911 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.