The liturgies at St. Michael and All Angels’ parish are served by a traditional pipe organ which consists of 3 divisions and 21 stops. The nucleus of the present organ is a small instrument built by the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence, KS. Located by Mr. Larry Burt of Broomfield, the organ was purchased by the parish, revised and installed in the gallery a few years after the completion of the present building.

In 1982, the instrument was brought up to current standards and its flexibility improved.The work was done in phases and included:

  • Additions of new sets of pipes to replace old pipes. The new pipes were constructed by A.R. Schopps Company in Alliance Ohio. They are polished brass with flared “bells.”
  • Addition of “upper work” to enhance the registrational pallet.
  • Revoicing of several sets of pipes.
  • Addition of new state of the art computerized relay and switching systems throughout the organ.
  • A new state of the art console using all solid state equipment was constructed using an antique shell or “casework” of quarter sawn oak.

In the year 2000, the powerful and imposing “Trompette En Chamade” was installed in celebration of the Rev. Ralph T. Walker’s 25th anniversary as Rector of the parish.

All work has been performed by the Denver firm of Morel & Associate Pipe Organ Builders.


Stop List


Gedackt 16′
Gedackt 8′
Gemshorn 8′
Gemshorn Celeste 8′
Principal 4′
Rohrflöte 4′
Nazard 2-2/3′
Flageolet 2′
Tierce 1-3/5′
Trompette 16′
Trompette 8′
Clarinet 8′
Clarion 4′

Swell 16′
Swell 4′
Swell Unison Off


Principal 8′
Rohrflöte 8′
Octave 4′
Rohrflöte 4′
Superoctave 2′
Mixture III


Great 16′
Great Unison Off
Great 4′
Swell to Great 16′, 8′, 4′

Liturgical Trumpet 16′ (SW)
Liturgical Trumpet 8′ (SW)
Liturgical Trumpet 4′ (SW)
Clarinet 8′ (SW)

16′, 8′, 4′ playable on Great and Swell
8′, 4′ playable on pedal


Pommer 16′
Bourdon 16′
Diapason 8′
Gedeckt 8′ (SW)
Diapason 4′
Gedeckt 4′ (SW)
Diapason 2′

Contra Fagotto 32′ (SW)
Fagotto 16′ (SW)
Fagotto 8′ (SW)
Clarinet 8′ (SW)
Fagotto 4′ (SW)

Great to Pedal 8′ and 4′
Swell to Pedal 8′ and 4′

Notes on the Stop List

The St Michael’s organ is substantially unitized, with much borrowing between the divisions. This is most notable with the reeds. There are, essentially, 7 ranks of reeds on the instrument. In addition tot he 3 ranks in the En Chamade division, the other 4 ranks of reeds are under expression in the Swell cabinet. The Swell Trompettes are identical to the Liturgical Trumpets on the Great, as are the Swell 4′ Clarion and the Great 4′ Liturgical Trumpet. The Clarinet is also playable on either manual or the pedal. Similarly, the pedal reeds are all extensions of the Swell Reeds with additional pipes extending the range of the ranks.

The organ is modest but mighty. While the stop list implies a much larger instrument, the organ is well-balanced for the space and is an exceptionally fine liturgical instrument. The en chamade division is dramatic but not over-voiced for the space.