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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Billings, Montana.

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

 

Billings, Montana
First Church of Christ, Scientist

W.W. KIMBALL CO., ca. 1910
Unknown Builder, 19__ - Moving & Re-installation, & Electrification?
Unknown Builder, 1948 - New Moller console


GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS
8   Open Diapason                61          Swell to Pedal                [8]
8   Clarabella                   61          Great to Pedal                [8]
8   Dulciana                     61
                                             Swell to Great             16,[8],4
Great 4

                                             FINGER PISTONS
SWELL (Expressive)                           None
8   Stopped Diapason             61
8   Gamba                        61
4   Flute d'Amour                61          TOE STUDS
8   Vox Humana                   61          None

Swell 4
                                             PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                             Expression                   (bal.)
PEDAL (Expressive)                           Crescendo                    (bal.)
16  Bourdon                      32


ACTION: E-P         VOICES: 8         STOPS: 8         RANKS: 8         PIPES: 459


NOTES
This organ was reportedly originally built for an unidentified Theatre in an unidentified
location. As originally installed, the organ was free-standing and encased with the first
24 pipes of the Great 8' Open Diapason unenclosed and in the facade. They are stenciled in
maroon and dusty pink with gold tracery. The original playing action was tubular-pneumatic.

The organ was moved to First Church of Christ, Scientist at an unknown date and by an unknown
person or firm. Whether it was electrified at this time or when it got a new console later is
unclear. In 1948, the organ received a new Möller console. The first 24 pipes of the Great
Open Diapason were moved to a new Möller offset chest. Two new pipes and a 2-note chest were
also provided to expand the Pedal 16' Bourdon from 30 to 32 notes. The original 8' Vox Humana
has been replaced by a bright, trumpet-like 8' Oboe.

Sources: JRS; extant organ


First Church of Christ, Scientist
7 Burlington Ave.
Billings, MT. 59101
(406) 259-0535                               Documented: October 11, 1996

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