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Aadland Pipe Organ Co. (2012)

Originally Rev. Arthur O. Aadland (1956)

Location:

Immanuel Lutheran Church
301 S Montana Ave.
Absarokee, MT 59001 US
Sanctuary; rear chamber
Organ ID: 58347

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on January 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Aadland Pipe Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on January 29, 2021.
Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021:

From the builder's website: "This Aadland organ at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Absarokee, MT (in the Rosebud Valley, north of Yellowstone Park) is an extra large 10 rank pipe organ with more organ pipes than some 15 rank organs. This organ is unique in a number of ways. First, it incorporates a very large seven rank tracker action wind chest that was originally built by Art Aadland's father, Rev. A.O. Aadland. The incorporation of this wind chest into the organ involved the building and installation of a digitally activated slider motor servo control system and German engineered pull down solenoid systems. It also involved the design and construction of a 12-note extension wind chest for all seven of the ranks and the laminating and construction of an all new toe board, slider and rack board system.

Also, this organ's assembly and installation involved thousands of hours of work by church member volunteers, who built an all new organ chamber into the steeple of the church and assisted Art Aadland with a myriad of assembly and installation tasks. The organ is presented by a solid oak playing façade of 85 principal pipes, with air cushion channeling and inter-locking structural finger joints. A total of 8 façade wind chests and five additional organ chamber wind chests, all with air cushioned valve control design, give the entire organ optimal speech and voicing characteristics."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 28, 2021.

Database Manager on May 16, 2016:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by John Igoe, using information from this web site: http://www.aadlandpipeorgan.com/apo-portfolio.html.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Church's organ webpage: Open In New Tab SPECIFICATIONS: *Classical pipe organ with 27 stops *Two-manual console (two 61-note manuals + 32-note pedal board) *Solid-state (Peterson) system
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from George Jenista on June 01, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ facade and chamber at the rear.: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-08-21

Organ facade and chamber above rear entrance: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2012-08-21

Organ facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-01-30

Console: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2013-01-30

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