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Trinity Lutheran
537 Grand Ave.
Billings, Montana 59101

OHS Database ID 36478.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 6, 2008.

Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 19 stops. 15 registers. 18 ranks. 1074 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. 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. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ in side-by-side chamber in the rear gallery: Great on the left; Swell on the right. The Pedal 16' Bourdon (the only independent Pedal register) is in the Great chamber. The organ was subsequently rebuilt and enlarged by the original builder. Documented: October 11, 1996. (Database Manager. August 6, 2008)

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Organ chambers and console in rear gallery. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11
Console. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 11, 1996
    Billings, Montana
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    WICKS ORGAN CO., Opus 3283, 1952 - Original Specifications
    GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS
    8    Open Diapason               61          Swell to Pedal                  8,4
    8    Clarabella                  61          Great to Pedal                  8,4
    8    Gemshorn                    61
    8    Dulciana                    61          Swell to Great               16,8,4
    4    Octave                      61
    4    Flute                       12
    II   Mixture     [12-15]        122          FINGER PISTONS
         Chimes  (Maas; A22-e41)    (20)         General                       1 - 4
                                                 Swell                       0,1 - 3
    Great to Great 16                            Great                       0,1 - 3
    Great Unison Silent                          Pedal                       0,1 - 3
    Great to Great 4                             0
    SWELL (Expressive)                           TOE STUDS
    16    Lieblich Gedeckt           12          Gr. to Ped.                   (rev)
    8     Open Diapason              73          Sforzando                     (rev)
    8     Stopped Flute              61          Comb. Setter
    8     Quintadena         (syn.)  –-
    8     Salicional                 61
    8     Voix Celeste         (tc)  49          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    8     Aeoline                    73          Swell Expression             (bal.)
    4     Flute Harmonic             61          Great Expression             (bal.)
    4     Salicet                    12          Crescendo                    (bal.)
    2 2/3 Nazard             (S.F.)  19
    2     Harmonic Piccolo           12
    III   Mixture   [15-19-22]      183          ACTION: Direct-Electric ™
    8     Trumpet                    73
    8     Oboe                       73          VOICES: 15     STOPS: 29; inc. chimes
          Chimes               (Gt)  –-          RANKS: 18      PIPES: 1,074
    Swell to Swell 16
    Swell Unison Silent                          NOTES
    Swell to Swell 4                             The organ is installed in the rear
                                                 gallery in two side-by-side chambers.
                                                 The Great is on the left, and the
    PEDAL (Expressive)                           Swell is on the right. The console is
    16    Open Diapason        (Gt)  12          on the left with the organist faces
    16    Bourdon           (in Gt)  32          across the gallery – the congregation
    16    Lieblich Gedeckt     (Sw)  –-          to their right. The organ was rebuilt
    8     Cello                (Gt)  –-          and enlarged by Wicks in 2000.
    8     Bass Flute        (in Gt)  12
    8     Flauto Dolce         (Sw)  –-
                                                 Sources: Wicks opus list; JRS; extant
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    527 Grand Ave.
    Billings, MT. 5910
    (406) 245-3984                               Documented: October 11, 1996
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 11, 1996 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.