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First English Lutheran
1243 N. 31st St.
Billings, Montana 59101

OHS Database ID 5775.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
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 August 6, 2008.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 14 registers. 17 ranks. 844 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- 5-sectional case with 21 pipes arranged: 5-3-5-3-5. (Database Manager. November 7, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is in regular use for services and recitals as of December 2007. (Database Manager. December 5, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The HW 8' Prinzipal has its first 21 pipes en facade. The HW III-IV Mixtur is 3-ranks for the first 12 notes, and IV-ranks for the remaining 44 notes. The BW 8' Gemshorn has 12 capped metal basses. The contract was signed Dec. 14, 1976 with a scheduled completion date of June 30, 1978. The cost of the organ was $46,880.00. It was dedicated in worship and recital on October 29, 1978. The guest recitalist was David P. Dahl of Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland (Tacoma), WA. Documented: October 11, 1996. (Database Manager. August 6, 2008)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Pape, Uwe. The Tracker Organ Revival in America. (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1977), 175 [0]

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Photographs

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Organ case from right side. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11
Keydesk. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11
Right stopjamb. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11
Left stopjamb. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11
Expressive Swell over keydesk. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11
Pedal pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1996-10-11

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 30, 1996
    Billings, Montana
    First English Lutheran Church
    
    W. ZIMMER and SONS, Inc., Opus 209, A.D. 1978 - Original Specifications
    
    
    HAUPTWERK (I)                                COUPLERS (Drawknob)
    8      Prinzipal                 56          I + P
    8      Gedackt                   56          II + P
    4      Oktave                    56
    2      Waldflöte                 56          II + I
    III-IV Mixtur     [19-22-26]    212
    8      Trompete                  56
                                                 PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                                 Brustwerk Expression         (bal.)
    BRUSTWERK (II)
    8      Gemshorn                  56
    4      Koppelflöte               56
    2      Prinzipal                 56
    1-1/3  Larigot                   56          ACTION: Mechanical key & stop
           Tremolo
                                                 VOICES: 14
    
    PEDAL                                        STOPS: 14
    16     Subbass                   32
    8      Offenbass                 32          RANKS: 17
    4      Choralbass                32
    16     Dulzian                   32          PIPES: 844
    
    
    NOTES
    The HW 8' Prinzipal has its first 21 pipes in the façade. The III-IV Mixtur
    is III ranks for its first 12 notes, and IV ranks for the remaining 44 notes.
    The BW 8' Gemshorn has 12 capped metal basses.
    
    The contract was signed December 14, 1976 with a scheduled completion date of
    June 30, 1978. The organ was dedicated in worship and recital on October 29,
    1978.  The guest recitalist was Professor David P. Dahl of Pacific Lutheran
    University in Parkland (Tacoma), Washington.
    
    Sources: Church promotional flier; dedication program; extant organ
    
    
    First English Lutheran Church
    1243 N. 31st St.
    Billings,  MT.  59101
    (406) 245-4933                               Documented: October 30, 1996
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 30, 1996 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.