Pipe Organ Database

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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1544, 1925)

Location:

Winona State University
Winona, MN 55987 US
Somsen Auditorium
Organ ID: 9410

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 41 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 03, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Brian Williams. -- The organ was severly damaged by workmen installing a fire suppression sprinkler system through the chambers some years ago — pipes were crushed and holes cut into windchests. There have been fundraising efforts that, so far, have not come close to the cost of restoration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1997

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Cost $28,500. Fund-raising ongoing in 1997 for restoration.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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