The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Bethlehem Lutheran
Round Top, Texas 78954

OHS Database ID 711.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 56, 1987-05-24.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 26, 2016.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 8 ranks. 408 pipes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There are hinged doors that enclose keyboards. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1987 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built in Round Top. All wood pipes. Restored c. 1966 by Ruben Frels. Historic Organ Recital 24 May 1987. Restored by Friedemann Buschbeck c. 1995. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Richard Johnson. -- Round hand carved native cedar pipes (Database Manager. October 29, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from Friedemann Buschbeck. (Database Manager. September 13, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS.
    An article was published in The Banner-Press [Brenham, Texas] on Sunday, July 3, 2016 on pages A1 - A2, "Musical craftsmanship / Organ from 1860s still producing beautiful sounds" and it states the organ was dedicated on January 13, 1867. It also mentions the organ is in regular use. (Database Manager. July 26, 2016)

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Photographs

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Detail of Organ Case. Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck 2007-07-28
Keyboard. Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck 2007-07-28
Pronzipal 2 Foot Pipe. (with new tuning flap). Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck 2007-07-28
Trompete 8 Fuss. Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck 2007-07-28
Keyboard after Restoration. Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck 2007-07-28
Organ Case. Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck 2007-07-28

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken before restauration 2006

  • Principal 4 Fuss (front)
    
    Quinta 1 1/3 Fuss
    
    Klein Gedeckt 4 Fuss
    
    Gross Gedeckt 8 Fuss
    
    Viola di Gamba 4 Fuss
    
    Viola di Gamba 8 Fuss
    
    Octave 2 Fuss
    
    Regal 8 Fuss
    
    Tremolo
    
    Sperrventil
    
     [Received from Buschbeck Organbuilding 2015-09-13.]
  • Stoplist taken before restauration 2006 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.