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."
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.
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