Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church
Saint Meinrad, Indiana
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Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church was founded in 1854 by monks of the Abbey of Einsiedeln in Switzerland. Today the 100-plus monks of this Benedictine community still live by the Rule of St. Benedict, and with the motto "ora et labora" (pray and work).

The church was renovated in 1996/1997 at which time the organ was rebuilt by Goulding & Wood. It contains 3,844 pipes, grouped into 70 ranks forming 55 stops.

For more information on St. Meinrad please visit their website at:

Goulding & Wood
Opus #30, 1997
Pedal Swell Great Choir

32' Contra Bourdon (Digital Simulation)
32' Contra Violone (Digital Simulation)
16' Quintation (Ch)
16' Subbass
16' Gedeckt (Sw)
16' Gemshorn (Gt)
16' Principal
8' Gedeckt (Sw)
8' Gemshorn (Gt)
8' Octave
8' Pommer
4' Choral Bass
4' Flute Couvert
2' Octave Bass
2' Flute Ouverte
II Mixture 1 1/3'
II Scharf 2/3'
32' Contra Bombarde (Digital Simulation)
16' Posaune
16' Contre Trompette (Sw)
16' Fagotto (Gt)
8' Trompette (Sw)
8' Trompet
8' Bombarde (Ch)
4' Schalmei
MIDI on Pedal

16' Gedeckt
8' Spitz Principal
8' Viole Celeste (TC)
8' Viole
8' Nachthorn
8' Gedeckt
4' Principal
4' Clear Flute
2' Octave
1' Sifflute
2 Plein Jeu III-IV
1 Scharf III
16' Contre Trompette
8' Trompette
8' Hautbois
8' Voix Humaine
8' Bombarde (Ch)
4' Clarion
Swell 4'
Swell Unison Off
Swell 16'
MIDI on Swell

16' Gemshorn
8' Flute Harmonique
8' Gemshorn
8' Bourdon
8' Principal
4' Octave
4' Flute a Cheminee
2 2/3' Quint
2' Super Octave
1 3/5' Terz
1 1/3' Mixture IV
1/2' Terz Cymbal IV
16' Fagotto
8' Trumpet
8' Bombarde (Ch)
Great 16'
Great 4'
Great Unison Off
MIDI on Great

16' Quintaton
8' Rohr Flute
8' Flute Celeste (TC)
8' Spitz Flute
4' Koppel Flute
4' Fugara
2 2/3' Nazard
2' Super Octave
2' Block Flute
1 1/3' Larigot
2/3' Cymbale
8' Cromorne
8' Bombarde
Choir 16'
Choir 4'
Choir Unison Off
MIDI on Choir

This organ has all the usual couplers. White type = flue pipework, Red type = reed pipework, Dark Gray type = artificial simiulated voices/console devices

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"A Monastery Preocessional"

Composed for the occasion of the consecration of the Great Double Electric organ in the abbey of the Church of St. Meinrad.

William Horatio Clarke

performed at Meinrad Archabbey by Dr. David K. Lamb, July 12, 2006

Alternate Recording:

Savior of the Nations - J.S. Bach
- Dr. David K. Lamb, Organist

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