Gustavus Adolphus College

Youndahl Studio
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082

Builder: Noack Organ Co., Op. 81, 1976.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: 17
Stops: 14
Action: Mechanical

Notes: Youngdahl Organ Studio, located in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center, houses a wonderful mechanical action organ built by Fritz Noack of Georgetown, MA, in 1975. This instrument, tuned in a modification of the Kirnberger II temperament, is capable of playing a wide variety of literature, especially music of the Baroque era. The studio can seat about 60 people and also contains the College's two harpsichords. The room is used for organ and harpsichord lessons, organ studio classes, student and faculty practice, and some occasional small ensemble rehearsals.

The instrument features a suspended tracker action and is entirely mechanical except for the electric blower. It is winded by a single-fold wedge bellows, uses wood wind trunks, and has a slightly flexible wind supply. The Pedal facade, in the side towers, features distressed copper pipes. All pipes are cut to length and cone-tuned. Caps are soldered on to the stopped ranks.

College information and Organ Historical Society as of 2009.

8 Chimney Flute
4 Principal
2.2/3 Nazard
2 Recorder
1.3/5 Tierce
IV Mixture

8 Stopt Flute
4 Cone Flute
2 Principal
8 Shawm

16 Stopt Bass
8 Open Bass
4 Choral Bass
16 Bassoon