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Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1108 W. 24th St.
Billings, Montana 59102

OHS Database ID 36477.

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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) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 18 stops. 14 registers. 18 ranks. 1028 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Free-standing and encased. Great over Swell. Pedal behind. Expression shutters installed in the front and right sides of the swellbox to allow the organist to hear the balance. The first 15 pipes of the Great 8' Principal are in the 5-sectional facade. Documented: October 13, 1996. (Database Manager. August 6, 2008)

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Photographs

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Organ facade. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-13
Organ case from right showing side expression beside console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-13

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 13, 1996
    Billings, Montana
    Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
    
    W. ZIMMER and SONS, Inc., Opus 337, A.D. 1985 - Original Specifications
    
    
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
    8      Principal                 61          Swell to Pedal                    8
    8      Gedackt                   61          Great to Pedal                    8
    4      Octave                    61
    2      Hohlflöte                 61          Swell to Great                 16,8
    III-IV Mixture    [19-22-26]    232
    8      Trompete                  61
                                                 FINGER PISTONS
                                                 General                       1 - 4
    SWELL (Expressive)                           Swell                         1 - 4
    8      Gemshorn                  61          Great                         1 - 4
    8      Celeste             (tc)  49          S   [Set]
    4      Koppel Flöte              61          C
    2      Principal                 61
    1-1/3  Quint                     61
    II     Sesquialtera        (tc)  98          TOE STUDS
           Tremolo                               General                       1 - 4
                                                 Pedal                         1 - 4
    
    PEDAL
    16     Subbass                   32          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    8      Octave                    32          Swell Expression             (bal.)
    8      Rohr Gedackt              12
    4      Choral Bass               12
    16     Fagott              (Gt)  --
    4      Clarion             (Gt)  --
    
    
    ACTION: E-P primary      VOICES: 14      STOPS: 18      RANKS: 18      PIPES: 1,028
                 & unit
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ is free-standing and encased with the Great over the Swell and the Pedal behind.
    Expression shutters were provided on the console [right] side of the case in addition to
    the front allowing the organist to better hear the balance between divisions.  The first
    15 pipes of the Great 8' Principal are in the 5-sectional façade.
    
    The Swell 8' Celeste plays for 61 notes with notes 1-12 borrowed from the 8' Gemshorn.
    
    
    Sources: Zimmer opus list; extant organ
    
    
    Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (ELCA)
    1108 W. 24th St.
    Billings,  MT.  59102
    (406) 656-1080                               Documented: October 13, 1996
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 13, 1996 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.