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First Lutheran Church
415 Johnson Street
Wolf Point, Montana 59201

OHS Database ID 64826.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 11, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 4 stops. 23 registers. 4 ranks. 328 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. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified by James R. Stettner based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- This was the relocating of the organ from the parish hall serving as temporary sanctuary to the newly-completed sanctuary. No tonal or mechanical changes were made, however a new, second set of expression shutters were installed beside the console since the organist is not in direct line with the larger, main expression shutters. (James Stettner. September 11, 2019)
  • Updated by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- In June 1994, Meadway & Stettner Pipe Organs of Monroe, Washington re-leathered all of the console pneumatics as well as the original 1947 shutter engines and primary. (James Stettner. September 11, 2019)

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Photographs

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Pipes (l-r): Diapason, Gedeckt, Viole Dolce, and Trumpet. June, 1994. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-06-00
16' Bourdon and 8' Diapason offset basses. June, 1994. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-06-00
Console. June, 1994. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1994-06-00

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console in June, 1994
    Wolf Point, Montana
    First Lutheran Church
    
    M.P. MÖLLER, Opus 7597, 1948 - "Original Specifications"
    Unknown Person or Firm, 1957 - “Moving & Re-installation”
    Unknown Person or Firm, 1976 - “Moving & Re-installation”
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive)            SWELL (Expressive)            PEDAL (Expressive)
       8     Diapason                16    Bourdon                 16    Bourdon
       8     Gedeckt                 8     Gedeckt                 8     Diapason
       8     Viole Dolce             8     Viole Dolce             8     Flute
       4     Octave                  4     Flute                   4     Octave
       4     Flute                   4     Fugara                  4     Flute
       4     Fugara                  2-2/3 Flute Twelfth
       2-2/3 Viole Twelfth           2     Flautino
       2     Viole Fifteenth         8     Trumpet
       8     Trumpet                       blank
             Chimes                  4     Clarion
                                           Tremolo
    
    
    STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS
       16    Bourdon                (Sw/Ped)  12     Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. Tenor
                                                        C on the Swell.
       8     Diapason               (Gt/Ped)  61
       8     Gedeckt                 (Gt/Sw)  61
       8     Flute                     (Ped)  --     Same as the 8' Gedeckt.
       8     Viole Dolce             (Gt/Sw)  61
       4     Octave                 (Gt/Ped)  12     Extension of the 8' Diapason.
       4     Flute               (Gt/Sw/Ped)  12     Extension of the 8' Gedeckt.
       4     Fugara                  (Gt/Sw)  12     Extension of the 8' Viole Dolce.
       2-2/3 Flute Twelfth              (Sw)   7     Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. Top
                                                        2 pipes break back.
       2-2/3 Viole Twelfth              (Gt)   7     Extension of the 8' Viole Dolce.
                                                        Top 2 pipes break back.
       2     Flautino                   (Sw)   5     Extension of the 8' Gedeckt. All 5
                                                        pipes (top 7 notes) break back.
       2     Viole Fifteenth            (Gt)   5     Extension of the 8' Viole Dolce. All
                                                        5 pipes (top 7 notes) break back.
       8     Trumpet                 (Gt/Sw)  61
       4     Clarion                    (Sw)  12     Extension of the 8' Trumpet.
             Tremolo                    (Sw)  --     Affects the entire instrument.
             Chimes                     (Gt)  --     Console preparation.
            
    
    PIPE SUMMARY
    
    Diapason                Gedeckt                 Viole Dolce             Trumpet 
    73 pipes                97 pipes                85 pipes                73 pipes
    
    
    COUPLERS                                     FOOT LEVERS
       Swell to Pedal                  [8]          Gr. to Ped. Reversible        (rev)
       Great to Pedal                  [8]
         
       Swell to Great                  [8]       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                                    Expression                   (bal.)
                                                    Crescendo                    (bal.)
    
    FINGER PISTONS
       Full Organ                    1 - 4
    
    
    ACTION: E-P unit        VOICES: 4        STOPS: 23        RANKS: 4        PIPES: 328
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ was originally installed in the church's 1927 edifice and was moved once within
    that building. The chamber had a wooden grille front containing a display of 5 gold-painted
    dummy facade pipes.
    
    When the present facility was built, the organ was moved and installed in what is now the
    parish hall. It was placed in a free-standing chamber on the left side with the original
    grille for the tone opening. The console sat beside the chamber.
    
    When the present sanctuary was completed in 1976, the organ was moved once more to its final
    location in a chamber at the front of the sanctuary. The original grille with dummy pipes was
    not retained this time. A second tone opening with expression shutters was installed at the
    left side of the sanctuary where the console was placed so that the organist would also be
    able to directly hear the volume level. No tonal or mechanical changes were made other than
    the added shutters.
    
    In June 1994, Meadway & Stettner Pipe Organs of Monroe, Washington releathered all of the
    console pneumatics as well as the original 1947 shutter engines and primary.
    
    Sources: M.P. Möller Opus List; Church history; JRS; Extant, relocated organ
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from the console in June, 1994 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.