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Harold B. Curryer (1976)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 7596, 1948)

Location:

St. Raphael's RC
402 3rd Ave. N.
Glasgow, MT 59230 US
Organ ID: 19710

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 6 ranks. 438 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 28, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 21, 2005:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The original builder was M. P. Möller, originally installed in First Lutheran in Glasgow. It was damaged in a ca. 1975 fire which destroyed the case. The Möller was acquired by local dentist, Dr. Joseph Nass for installation in his home, but the installation was never fully completed. He donated the organ in 1976 to St. Raphael's RC Church in Glasgow where it was rebuilt with two ranks added and installed by Harold B. Curryer of Spokane, Washington. The added ranks are an 8' Erzähler and tc 8' Erzähler Celeste. The original case had been destroyed in the fire, so the organ is entirely exposed on the left wall at the edge of the chancel steps. The console was modified by sawing-off the rolltop overlength and keydesk and removing the rolltop. The console looks rather Holtkamp-esque. The Erzahler was added on the Great, but the celeste on the Swell. Whenever the celeste is registered, it makes both ranks play on both manual at the same time!

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church interior with organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-08

Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-08

Organ: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-08

View down left aisle: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-08

View across chancel: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-08

Altered Moller console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-08

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