The OHS Pipe Organ Database

In its earliest years The Organ Historical Society set out to document pipe organs, and numerous people created lists of extant pipe organs. Using those lists as a basis, at the emergence of the 21st century, OHS launched this online database, which has grown to amazing proportions and has become a resource to millions of visitors, a reach never envisioned at the outset! Early web pages on the World Wide Web instituted the practice of sharing links to other websites of similar interest, hence helping to launch and interlink the internet as we know it today. On this page you will find links to other organ documentation projects around the world. Some are databases, one of which inspired this one and others of which have been inspired by it. Still other links are simply web pages listing extant pipe organs or information on previous or lost instruments in various locations. Until the day when full integration sees a comprehensive, integrated database of all pipe organs in the world, we offer this informative resource for those who wish to search for information on instruments elsewhere or those North American instruments not yet in this database.

If you wish to submit a link for inclusion on this page, you may do so by sending an email to database@organsociety.org.

If you maintain or contribute to another pipe organ database or documentation site, we respectfully request that you include a reciprocal link to the OHS Pipe Organ Database.

 

Other Searchable Pipe Organ Databases

  1. The National Pipe Organ Register. A searchable database of over 35,000 pipe organs in the UK, maintained by the British Institute of Organ Studies.

  2. The world's largest and most famous organs. Organ database with stoplists, specifications, photos and sound samples. Site with information on over 4,500 pipe organs worldwide.

 

Directories and Listings of Pipe Organs

  1. The New York City Organ Project. A directory of pipe organs past and present in the five boroughs of New York City. Classified lists (Houses of Worship, Amusements, Institutions, etc.) contain links to individual places and their pipe organs, many with photographs and stoplists.

  2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia. Lists of organs by state, with links to additional information where available, including photographs and stoplists.

  3. Irish Pipe Organ Page. "The Irish Pipe Organ Page is a website devoted to the pipe organ on the island of Ireland." List of organs by county, with links to additional information, including stoplists and photographs where available.

  4. John Speller's Web Page - Instruments Index. brief history, description, stoplists, and photographs

  5. The American Municipal Pipe Organ Website. Dedicated to preserving the legacy of American Municipal Pipe Organs, information on the organs and the organists.

 

Pipe Organ Builders' Web Sites

  1. American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO). A professional association made up of pipe organbuilders, organ maintenance technicians, and those in allied professions supporting the pipe organ industry. Website includes directory of members, and a portfolio page showcasing some of the latest work of

  2. Andover Organ Company. Builder of Mechanical key-action instruments. Website contains photos, stoplists, and descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; audio/video files; and contact information.

  3. Association of Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA). A professional association of pipe organ builders. Their website contains a membership directory, online resources for those considering purchasing a pipe organ, and frequently asked questions.

  4. Austin Organs, Inc.. Builder of Electrical key-action instruments. Website contains limited number of photos, stoplists, and descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; the opus list; and contact information.

  5. Bedient Pipe Organ Co.. Builder of Mechanical and Electrical key-action instruments. Website contains photos, stoplists, and descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; audio/video files; and contact information.

  6. Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders. Builder of Electrical key-action instruments. Website contains photos, stoplists, and/or descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; the opus list; and contact information.

  7. Bigelow & Co. Organ Builders. American Fork, Utah. Mechanical key-action. Website contains opus list with extensive photos, stoplists, and brief descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; and contact information.

  8. Bond Organ Builders. Portland, Oregon. Mechanical and Electrical key-action. Website contains Opus list with photos, stoplists, and descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; company history, list of available recordings; and contact informa

  9. Buzard Pipe Organ Builders. Builder of Electrical key-action instruments. Website contains photos, stoplists, and/or descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; the opus list; and contact information.

  10. Casavant Frères. Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. Builder Electrical and Mechanical action. Website contains current and recent projects with photos, stoplists, and descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; discography; company history

  11. R. A. Colby. Johnson City, Tennessee. Builder and Supplier Electrical action. List of instruments, products, photos, and company history.

  12. Robert Coulter. Atlanta, Georgia, Builder: Electric Action. Website contains photos, stoplists, and descriptions of organs built or rebuilt/restored; list of services provided; the opus list; and audio samples.

  13. Czelusniak et Dugal. Northhampton, Massachusetts. Builder and Restoration Specialist. Mechanical and Electrical action. Website has brief company history, list of services, and a list of projects with photos and stoplists.

  14. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders. Lake City, Iowa. Builder Mechanical and Electrical action. Website contains information on the shop, opus list with photos and stoplists, discography, audio samples, and recital announcements.

  15. Randall Dyer & Associates. Jefferson City, Tennessee. Builder: Electrical action. Website contains select examples of small, medium, and large instruments, with photos, stoplists, and the design philosophy of each, examples of rebuilds, and portfolios of current and upcoming projec

  16. J. Allen Farmer, Inc.. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Builder and Restoration Specialist. Mechanical and Electrical action. Website has brief company history, list of services, and a list of projects with photos.

  17. C. B. Fisk Organbuilders. Gloucester, Massachusetts. Builder: Mechanical action. Website has brief history, list of services, opus list with photos, and stoplists.

  18. Foley Baker Inc.. Tolland, Connecticut. Service, Rebuilding, and Restoration. Website lists all services, has recent project details.

  19. Paul Fritts & Company Organ Builders. Tacoma, Washington. Builder: Mechanical action. Website contains opus list with photos, and stoplists; brief history of the company; and discography.

  20. Garland Pipe Organs. Fort Worth, Texas. Builder: Electrical action. Website contains photos and stoplists of recent projects; list of services provided; discography with audio samples; videos of installations, and contact information.

  21. Goulding & Wood. Indianapolis, Indiana. Builder: Electrical action. Complete opus list with photos, drawings, and stoplists; Discography with links to order media; design philosophy; brief company history; and links page.

  22. Hendrickson Organ Co.. St. Peter, Minnesota Builder: Electrical action. Website contains opus list with some photos and stoplists; music samples; links; and articles on organ construction and design philosophy.

  23. Holtkamp Organ Co.. Cleveland, Ohio. Builder: Mechanical and Electrical actions. Website contains opus list; photos of recent and milestone projects, list of services provided; and company history.

  24. S. L. Huntington & Associates. Stonington, Connecticut . Building new and restoring old Mechanical Action. Photos, descriptions, and stoplists of selected new and restored instruments; design philosophy; and list of services.

  25. Kegg Pipe Organ Builders. Canton, Ohio. Builder: Electric action. Website contains photos, stoplists, and descriptions of select new instruments; gallery of console styles; and audio samples.

  26. Orgues Létourneau Ltée. Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. Builder Mechanical and Electrical action, website contains project gallery with photos and stoplists; and a series of articles about pipe organs useful to organ committees.

  27. A. David Moore Company, Organbuilders. North Pomfret, Vermont. Builder/Restoration Specialist Mechanical action. Website contains list of services; Opus list, limited number of photos.

  28. Patrick Murphy & Associates Organbuilders. Stowe, Pennsylvania. Builders/restoration specialist Mechanical and electrical action. Website contains company history, tonal philosophy; portfolios of new, rebuilt and restored instruments with photos, stoplists and descriptions.

  29. Odell Organs. East Haddam, Connecticut. Builder: Electrical and Mechanical Action. Website contains company history, list of recent/current projects with photos; list of services offered.

  30. Parkey Organbuilders. Norcross, Georgia. Builder: Electric action. Website contains photos, stoplists, and descriptions of select new instruments; and audio samples. Description of services.

  31. Schantz Organ Company. Orrville, Ohio. Builder: Electrical action. Website contains photos and stoplists of current projects, and photos and descriptions of Schantz organ design and building process.

  32. A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Builders. Lithonia, Georgia. Builder Electrical action. Website contains photos, stoplists, and descriptions of recent and current projects; list of services provided; links, and articles on organ building.

  33. Schoenstein & Co.. San Francisco, California. Builder: Electrical action. Website contains opus list, stoplists; galleries of photos; and articles by Jack Bethards.

 

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