University of Minnesota

Scott Hall
Minneapolis, MN


Builder: Austin Organ Co, Opus 1061, 1922
Manuals: 3
Ranks: 42
Action: Mechanical

Notes: Organ Historical Society organ database. Specification from Jeff Scofield. Information from David Jensen. 2008. Dean Billmeyer, University Organist, reports that the instrument was removed in the early 1980's. Present location unknown.

GREAT ORGAN
8' Open Diapason 73
8' 2nd Diapason 73
8' Major Flute 73
8' Gamba 73
8' Clarabella 73
8' Dulciana 73
4' Harmonic Flute 73
16' Tuba (So)
8' Harmonic Tuba (So)
4' Clarion (So)
    Cathedral Chimes 25

SWELL ORGAN
16' Bourdon 73
8' Open Diapason 73
8' Gedeckt 73
8' Viole d'Orchestre 73
8' Viole Celeste 73
8' Salicional 73
4' Flauto Traverso 73
2' Flautino --
8' Flugel Horn 73
8' English Horn 73
8' Oboe 73
8' Vox Humana 61 (chest and tremolo)
    Tremolo

CHOIR ORGAN
8' Open Diapason (Gt)
8' Gamba (Gt)
8' Open Flute (Gt)
8' Flute Celeste 61
8' Dolce (Gt)
4' Flute (Gt)
2' Piccolo 61
8' Clarinet 73



SOLO ORGAN
16' Tuba 61
8' Harmonic Tuba 12
4' Clarion 12

PEDAL ORGAN
32' Resultant
16' Double Open
16' Bourdon
16' Gedeckt
8' Dolce Flute
8' Cello
16' Trombone
8' Flugel Horn

From David Jensen who was once a fresh-faced student at the University along with E. Lyle Hagert and Paul Emch. “In the auditorium of Scott Hall was a 3 manual Austin Pipe Organ. The console was blond wood and it sat down in front on the East side next to the wall up by the stage...not in the pit. It was a flip tab console. The pipes were in the ceiling as in Northrop and they sounded through a grillwork opening in the ceiling. You may remember that the Scott Hall Auditorium had a fly-space so you could change scenery quickly. The pipes were directly north of the fly-space. I can remember that there was a 16' Trombone in the pedal.
From THE DIAPASON, February 1922: "The University of Minnesota has awarded to the Austin Organ Company a contract for three organs - the largest is a four-manual and the other two to be practice instruments. The four-manual will stand in the new music building and is to have fine variety of tone, but is not a large organ in the usual sense. The Solo will have a powerful reed stop of eighty-five notes playable at 16, 8 and 4-foot pitch.