Pipe Organ Database

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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 1367, 1975)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
2800 4th Ave. N.
Billings, MT 59101 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 36482

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on March 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 40 ranks. 2,239 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 34 stops. 50 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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 March 27, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 50
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on March 27, 2020.
Database Manager on August 06, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Documented: October 11, 1996.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of Schantz Organ Company
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
HISTORY of ORGANS at FIRST METHODIST CHURCH in BILLINGS, MONTANA: Open In New Tab Researched history of all organs at First M.E Church/First United Methodist Church
Document created on 1996-10-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Display: Image from Schantz Promotional Material. Taken on 1975-11-11

Exposed pipes from center aisle: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-11

Exposed pipes from left side: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-11

Exposed pipes from right side: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-11

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1996-10-11

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