The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's Episcopal Church
15 N. Idaho
Butte, Montana 59701

OHS Database ID 19683.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 25, 2006.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 10 stops. 28 registers. 10 ranks. 737 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Moller installed in chamber formerly occupied by previous ca. 1922 Hook & Hastings. Console also in same alcove as previous console. Replacement console and tonal changes in 2005 by Clinton B. Meadway of Monroe, Washington assisted by Jim Stettner of Seattle, Washington. (Database Manager. November 21, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 25, 2006)

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Great & Choir Pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-11-01
Great & Choir Pipework with Pedal Extensions. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-11-01
Swell Pipework and Pedal 16' Bourdon. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-11-01

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  • Stoplist copied from the console June, 1994
    Butte, Montana
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    M.P. Möller, Opus 7088, 1944 - Original Specifications
    GREAT (Expressive w/CH)
       8'     Open Diapason             73
       8'     Flute Harmonique    (Ch)  --
       8'     Gemshorn            (Ch)  --
       4'     Octave                    73
       4'     Flute               (Ch)  --
       4'     Gemshorn            (Ch)  --
              blank drawknob 
              Chimes                    --   Prepared-for.
       Great 16
       Great Unison
       Great 4
    SWELL (Expressive)
       16'    Bourdon                   12   Extension of the 8' Stopped Flute.
       8'     Stopped Flute             61
       8'     Salicional                61
       8'     Vox Celeste         (tc)  61
       4'     Orchestral Flute          12   Extension of the 8' Stopped Flute.
       4'     Salicet                   12   Extension of the 8' Salicional.
       2-2/3' Twelfth                   --   Derived from the Stopped Flute unit.
       2'     Piccolo                   12   Extension of the 8' Stopped Flute.
       8'     Trumpet                   73
              blank drawknob
       Swell 16
       Swell Unison
       Swell 4
    CHOIR (Expressive w/GT)
       8'     Flute                     73   Harmonique.
       8'     Gemshorn                  61
       4'     Flute                     12   Extension of the 8' Flute.
       4'     Gemshorn                  12   Extension of the 8' Gemshorn.
       2-2/3' Gemshorn                  --   Derived from the Gemshorn unit.
       2'     Gemshorn                  12   Extension of the 8' Gemshorn.
       1-3/5' Gemshorn                  --   Derived from the Gemshorn unit. 57 notes.
              blank drawknob
       Choir 16
       Choir Unison
       Choir 4
    PEDAL (Expressive)
       16'    Open Diapason       (Gt)  12   Extension of the 8' Open Diapason.
       16'    Bourdon                   32   In the Swell chamber.
       16'    Lieblich Gedeckt    (Sw)  --
       8'     Major Flute               12   Extension of the 16' Bourdon.
       8'     Flute Dolce         (Sw)  --
              blank drawknob
       Swell to Pedal                [8],4
       Great to Pedal                [8],4
       Choir to Pedal                [8]
       Swell to Great             16,[8],4
       Choir to Great             16,[8],4
       Swell to Choir             16,[8],4
       Full Organ                    1 - 6
       Swell                         1 - 6
       Great                         1 - 6
       Choir                         1 - 6
       Pedal                         1 - 6
       Gt. to Ped. Reversible        (rev)
       Sforzando Reversible          (rev)
       To Set Combinations
       Swell Expression             (bal.)
       Gt/Ch Expression             (bal.)
       Crescendo                    (bal.)
    ACTION: E-P pitman & unit
    VOICES; 10
    STOPS: 28
    RANKS: 10
    PIPES: 737
    The Möller is installed in two chambers on the right side of the chancel -
    the same two chambers previously occupied by the previous 1922 Hook &
    Hastings instrument.  The console is placed in a virtual cubicle beneath
    the Great/Choir chamber. Three steps up provide access to the console, and
    with the doors closed - the organst is not visible to the congregation. A
    small window to the left provides the organist with a view of the altar.
    The Möller was a memorial gift, and a dedicatory plaque reads simply:
                        In Memoriam
                   Charles Edgar Youlder
                        1874 - 1940
    The top 7 pipes of the Choir 4' Flute, Choir 2' Gemshorn, Swell 2'
    Piccolo, and Great 4' Octave all break back an octave in pitch.
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner June 22, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console June, 1994 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.