The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Esber Recital Hall

OHS Database ID 41789.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 9, 2015.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 28 stops. 37 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The console is movable.

Stop keys above top manual. No enclosed divisions. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.


  • Identified through research conducted by Sand Lawn, courtesy of David Scribner. (Database Manager. August 16, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Thompson. (Database Manager. February 9, 2015)
  • For sale in 2017 (Steven E. Lawson. March 28, 2017)

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Console and Pipework. Photograph by David H. Fox 2012-10-25
Console. Photograph by David H. Fox 2012-10-25
Pipe Display. Photograph by David H. Fox 2012-10-25
Pedal (right), Positiv (center), Great (left), Pedal Principal 16' pipes behind main Pedal chest and Great.. Digital photograph by Mark Dennis 2017-04-04
Console. Photograph by Mark Dennis 2017-04-04

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  • Penn State Website -

  • University Park, Pennsylvania
    Penn State University, Esber Recital Hall
    Holtkamp, Job 1793, 1965
    Quintadena 16’ 
    Principal 8’ 
    Gedackt 8’ (metal) 
    Octave 4’ 
    Spitzflöte 4’ 
    Doublette 2’ 
    Mixture IV
    Scharf III 
    Dulzian 16’ 
    Trumpet 8’ 
    Pos. to Gt. 16’ 
    Pos. to Gt.
    Copula 8’ 
    Principal 4’ 
    Rohrflöte 4’ 
    Octave 2’ 
    Blockflöte 2’ 
    Sesquialtera 2 2/3’ 
    Quinta 1 1/3’ 
    Fourniture III 
    Cromorne 8’
    Principal 16’ 
    Sub Bass 16’ 
    Quintadena 16’ (Gt.) 
    Octave 8’ 
    Gedackt 8’ (wood) 
    Choral Bass 4’ 
    Mixture IV 
    Fagott 16’ 
    Dulzian 16’ 
    Schalmey 4’ 
    Gt. to Ped. 
    Pos. to Ped.
     [Received from Jim Thompson 2015-02-26.]