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St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral
Billings, Montana.

Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner Stoplist copied from the console October 11, 1996

 

Billings, Montana
St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral

M.P. MÖLLER, Opus 5171, 1928
Unknown Builder, 1973 - Moving, Re-installation, & Additions


GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS
8     Open Diapason              61          Swell to Pedal                [8]
8     Doppel Floete              73          Great to Pedal                [8]
8     Melodia                    61
8     Gamba                      73          Swell to Great             16,[8],4
8     Dulciana                   61
4     Flute                      12
4     Dulcet                     12          FINGER PISTONS
      Tremulant                              Swell & Pedal                 1 – 4
      Chimes               (Sw)  –-          Great & Pedal                 1 – 4

Great 16'
Great 4'                                     TOE STUDS
                                             None

>u?SWELL (Expressive)
16    Bourdon                    12          FOOT LEVERS
8     Open Diapason              73          Gr. to Ped. Reversible        (rev)
8     Stopped Diapason           61
8     Salicional                 61
8     Vox Celeste          (tc)  61          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
4     Octave                     73          Swell Expression             (bal.)
4     Orch. Flute                12          Great Expression             (bal.)
4     Salicet                    12          Crescendo                    (bal.)
2 2/3 Quint                       7
2     Fifteenth                  61
2     Flautino                    5
8     Oboe                       73
      Tremulant
      Chimes  (ta – f42)        (21)

Swell 16'
Swell Unison Separat'n                       ACTION: E-P primary & unit
Swell 4'
                                             VOICES: 13

                           STOPS: 24; inc. chimes
16    Bourdon           (in Gt)  32
16    Lieblich Gedeckt     (Sw)  –-          RANKS: 13
8     Flute                (Sw)  –-
8     Violin Cello         (Gt)  –-          PIPESNOTES
The church's first organ was a Robert Morton. It was removed in 1973 when the Co-
Cathedral purchased a used M.P. Möller from First Congregational Church in Billings
when they acquired a new Holtkamp organ. The Morton was sold to Atonement Lutheran
Church in Billings, but has since been removed from that church as well.

The used 1928 Möller from First Congregational was installed in the rear gallery
with the Great on the right in a newly-built chamber, and the Swell on the left in
the original chamber. The Great expression louvers open into the nave, but no egress
directly to the gallery. The Swell louvers open into the gallery, but no direct
egress into the nave. A hole had been cut into the side of the Great enclosure to
allow the organist and choir to better hear the Great, but this reduced the effect-
iveness of the Great expression.

The Swell 4' Octave and 2' Fifteenth were added and are not original.

Sources: Möller opus list; JRS; extant organ


St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral
215 N. 31st St.
Billings, MT. 59101
(406) 259-3389                               Documented: October 11, 1996

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