Rev. Arthur O. Aadland (Opus 2, 1970 ca.)

Location:

Old Westbrook Lutheran & Highwater Lutheran
25280 368th Ave.
Westbrook, MN 56183 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 2093

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 658 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Rev. Arthur O. Aadland
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Rev. Arthur O. Aadland
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021.
Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021:

Database Manager on March 27, 2009: Updated through on-line information from Art Aadland. -- The organ uses a fan frame and beam, first class lever "backfall" type mechanical action, designed and built partially out of solid Dutch Charlie black walnut that was harvested, cured and milled by Rev. A.O. Aadland and sons. It also includes three ranks of solid black walnut pipes, built by Rev. Aadland (also harvested from the local Dutch Charley woods area in the mid 1960s). -- Both manuals are 61 keys and 61 notes. The organ uses a 30 note concave radiating pedal board that was built by Rev Aadland when he was only 17 years old. Rev Aadland studied to become an organ builder from early childhood through three years at Augsburg, but was called into the ministry by a life changing experience.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021.

Database Manager on June 11, 2009:

On-line update from Art Aadland, received January 2008: -- My Father, Reverend A.O. Aadland, was the person who designed and built the Old Westbrook Lutheran Church pipe organ. I assisted him during my years in high school, from 1964 until 1968 and during the summers of 1969 and 1970.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 27, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt by the Rev. Arthur Aadlund, 2-?

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From THE DIAPASON September 1968: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on September 04, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. October 2017

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. October 2017

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