Scottish Rite
Masonic Center

Omaha, NE

In 1914, the Omaha Valley Chapter of the Scottish Rite completed a magnificent new building in downtown Omaha, NE. By 1926, the members had raised the money to install an orchestral-style organ built by George Kilgen & Sons in the 400-seat auditorium. The organ had been tuned and maintained for many years by chapter member George Rice. After his death, the chapter decided to have to organ fully refurbished and updated in his memory.

Nearly all of the organ parts were brought back to our shop for repair and renewal. All of the failing reservoir leather was replaced with new, as were all of the leather pouches and valves in the playing action.¬†Pipes were washed and repaired as needed, including releathering the flute stoppers. The console and all of the windchests were re-wired, bringing the organ into compliance with current electrical and building codes. The organ is now used accompany the chapter’s pageants, for entertainment during receptions, and in solo performances.

George Kilgen & Son, 1926


Great

Open Diapason 16
First Open Diapason 8
Second Open Diapason 8
Tibia Clausa 8
Viol d’Gamba 8
Melodia 8
Gemshorn 8
Octave 4
Flute 4
Mixture III
Tuba 8
Tuba Clarion 4
Harp


Swell

Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Viol d’Orchestra 8
Vox Celeste 8
Aeoline 8
Flute d’Amour 4
Violina 4
Dolce Cornet III
Flautina 2
Fagotto 16
Cornopean 8
Oboe 8
Vox Humana 8
Clarion Dolce 4
Tremulant

Choir

Bass Flute 16
Open Diapason 8
Violin Diapason 8
Violone Cello 8
Melodia 8
Quintadena 8
Gemshorn 8
Gemshorn Celeste 8
Dulciana 8
Fugara 4
Flute 4
Piccolo 2
Orchestral Oboe 8
Clarinet 8
Tremulant


Pedal

Open Diapason 32
Open Diapason 16
Second Open Diapason 16
Bourdon 16
Lieblich Gedeckt 16
Octave Bass 8
Bass Flute 8
Violone Cello 8
Dolce Flute 8
Bassoon 16


Couplers

Great 16
Great 4
Swell/Great 16
Swell/Great 8
Swell/Great 4
Swell 16
Swell 4
Swell Unison
Swell/Choir 16
Swell/Choir 8
Swell/Choir 4
Choir 16
Choir 4
Choir Unison
Choir/Great 16
Choir/Great 8
Choir/Great 4
Great/Pedal 8
Swell/Pedal 8
Swell/Pedal 4
Choir/Pedal 8