Milnar Organ 


St. Rose Of Lima
Murfreesboro, TN

Project Completed 1990


In the fall of 1990, we completed a major renovation for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro, TN.  We more than doubled the size of the organ, moved the Great and part of the Pedal to the central axis of the building, and re-voiced the organ. An immediate benefit was the strong increase in the congregation's participation in singing. The Priest at this time, Father Wiatt Funk, was a trained organist and had played at Saint Peters in Rome while studying for the priesthood. He refered to his Great division as his Arp Schnitzer division because of its fullness. Because of the many organists who play the organ, we increased the capacity of the console combination action to have several levels of memory. No more complaints of someone changing another's settings. A new 16' Principal of 56 pipes is displayed in a façade on both sides of the alter. The organ has more than 1,200 pipes in three divisions, comprising 23 stops and 23 ranks, controlled from a two - manual console.

In 1994 we made another addition to the St. Rose organ, which is a beautiful trumpet en chamade. The new stop was named the Julian Festival Trumpet in memory of Father Wiatt's mother, Julia Wiatt Funk. This was a gift to St. Rose by her family.

St. Rose Facade


Festival Trumpet


Great Swell Pedal
8' Principal 8' Bourdon 32' Resultant
8' Gedackt 8' Viola 16' Principal
4' Octave 8' Celeste 16' Gedackt
4' Kopple Flute 4' Spitz Principal 8' Principal
2 2/3 ' Nasat 4' Flute 8' Stopped Flute
2' Weit Principal 2' Fifteenth 4' Choral Bass
1 3/5' Tierce 1 1/3' Quint 4' Bass Flute
III Mixture 8' Trumpet 16' Contra Trumpet
8' Krummhorn 8' Julian Festival Trumpet 8' Trumpet
Chimes Tremolo 4' Clarion
Great to Great 4 Swell 16 Great to Pedal 8
Great Unison Off Swell Unison off Great to Pedal 4
Swell to Great 16 Swell 4 Swell to Pedal 8
Swell to Great 8   Swell to Pedal 4
Swell to Great 4    

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