The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Baptist (1950)
218 N. 34th St.
Billings, Montana 59102

OHS Database ID 30856.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 6, 2008.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 16 stops. 5 registers. 5 ranks. 336 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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

Stop keys above top manual. 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.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Divisional nameplates act as divisional cancels. (Database Manager. November 7, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The console has three blank stop tablets - one in each division. (Database Manager. August 6, 2008)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-10

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 10, 1996
    Billings, Montana
    First Baptist Church
    
    KILGEN ORGAN CO., Opus 7452, 1950 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS
    8'     Diapason                  61          Swell to Pedal                  8,4
    8'     Gedeckt             (Sw)  –- ◊        Great to Pedal                  8,4
    8'     Dulciana                  61 ◘
    4'     Flute d'Amour       (Sw)  –- ◊        Swell to Great               16,8,4
    4'     Dulcet                    12 ◘
           Chimes (Maas; ta-f42)    (21)
           blank                                 FINGER PISTONS
                                                 General                       1 - 5
    Great to Great 16'                           Swell & Pedal                 1 - 5
    Unison Off                                   Great & Pedal                 1 - 5
    Great to Great 4'                            General Cancellor
    
    
    SWELL (Expressive)                           TOE STUDS
    8'     Gedeckt                   61 ◊        Gt. to Ped. Reversible        (rev)
    8'     Salicional                61          Sforz.                        (rev)
    4'     Flute d'Amour             12 ◊
    2-2/3' Nazard                     7 ◊
    2'     Flautino                   5 ◊        PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    8'     Orchestral Oboe   [Syn.]  –-          Expression                   (bal.)
           blank                                 Crescendo                    (bal.)           
           Tremolo
              
    Swell to Swell 16'
    Unison Off
    Swell to Swell 4'                            ACTION: E-P unit
    
                                                 VOICES: 5
    PEDAL (Expressive)
    16'    Bourdon                   32 ●        STOPS: 16; inc. chimes
    8'     Bass Flute                12 ●
    8'     Gedeckt             (Sw)  –- ◊        RANKS: 5
    4'     Block Floete              12 ● 
           blank                     –-          PIPES: 336
           
       
    NOTES
    The previous edifice also had a Kilgen pipe organ. The entire organ is
    located in a central chamber over the baptistery in the chancel. The
    console is located in a nook on the left side of the chancel with the
    organist facing into the chancel. The divisional nameplates are divisional
    cancels.
    
    Sources: Kilgen opus list; JRS; extant organ
    
    
    First Baptist Church
    218 N. 34th St.
    Billings,  MT.  59711
    (406) 259-6546                               Documented: October 10, 1996
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 10, 1996 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.